Superscale 481229: RB-57B Canberra

Units: 154 TRS




Scott Van Aken

Here is the first of a pair of sheets done by Superscale for the newish Airfix 1/48 B-57B. This is for the all black scheme that many of us feel was the nicest ever applied to this aircraft. Some stayed that color until the type was withdrawn from the US inventory in the late 1970s.

This particular sheet is for one aircraft and that was the RB-57B of the 154 TRS, Arkansa ANG in 1958. As you can see from the sheet, the large insignia and yellow markings for the nose and tail take up most of the sheet. It is interesting to note that at this time, ANG units did not carry the USAF markings  on the wing. You can also see that the red nose marking say ARK AIR GUARD. Now I'm sure that there had to be some sort of camera ports for this but nothing is shown on the sheet requiring some research to duplicate this.

As with all of the latest Superscale sheets, the printing is done by Cartograf, ensuring that you have the best available.

In case you are wondering, I'm sure this sheet will work on the older Classic Airframes kit.

March 2010

Review copy courtesy of Squadron Products. Get yours at your local shop or on-line retailer. 

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