Superscale 48-945: A-7E Corsair II

Units: VA-93




Scott Van Aken

Well, most Superscale releases come in pairs and this is the second Corsair II sheet. This time it is for one A-7E from VA-93, the 'Blue Blasters'. I used to walk by this unit's planes every day on the way to work when I was stationed in Atsugi Japan during the 1970s when they had the A-7A/B. Their markings did not change at all when they transitioned to the E. The recommended kit is the Hasegawa variant, unless you are a masochist and want to build the really bad ESCI kit. The only part you'll have to paint is the radome and anti-glare shield as well as the fin tip. While I seem to remember the blues being a bit lighter, perhaps they went to a darker shade when they moved on to the E model.

All those 'extra' stripes are for the drop tanks. You need to match the blue on the tips.

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