Superscale MS481255: EA-6B Prowlers
Units: VMAQ-1 and VMAQ-3


$12.00 SRP


Scott Van Aken

This next new sheet from Superscale Decals is designed for the still available Monogram EA-6B Prowler that has also been released by Revell. Those with the loot will want to go with the much newer Kinetic kit. Though several times the MSRP of the Monogram kit, it should be much more up-to-date and not require expensive resin upgrade sets.

These are both relatively recent planes and so are painted in the standard Tactical Paint Scheme, though with some variations between the two.

The blue tailed plane is from VMAQ-3 'Moondogs' and is, of course, the Commanding Officer's plane, hence the color. It has blue intake splitter plates as well as a nice blue and yellow checkered band around the fin near the top and on the wing speed brakes. This scheme is from July 2010.

The other option is from VMAQ-1 'Banshees' and is a 2007 scheme. This aircraft has the upper fin antenna painted scarlet. It also has a black surround to the canopies.

The sheet includes enough major data markings and insignia to do both options.  Cartograf is now Superscale's default printer and the sheet is superbly done.  As is the norm with new Superscale sheets, the markings guide is in full color with additional notes.

August 2011

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