Xtradecal X72195: 70th Anniversary D-Day part 2




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Review By:

Scott Van Aken


RAF, FAA & Commonwealth Multiple-Engine types

Here is the second of several new sheets from Xtradecal celebrating the 70th anniversary of D-day. This one concentrates on RAF, FAA, and Commonwealth squadrons flying multi-engine aircraft, which is one reason there are so many options. In fact, it is easier for me to provide a link to Hannants so you can see them all.

We are provided unique markings and insignia for eight different aircraft as listed below.

 North American B-25 Mitchell Mk.II/III FW130 MQ-A 226(Dutch) Sqn RAF Hartford Bridge; FR201 NO-M 320(Dutch) Sqn RAF Dunsfold. These are all B-25C/D types and like the other US aircraft, are in US camouflage.

Douglas A-20 Boston Mk.IIIa BZ264 RH-B 88(Hong Kong) Sqn RAF Hartford Bridge

de Havilland Mosquito FB.Mk.VI MM403 SB-V 464(Australian)Sqn RAF Gravesend

Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VIf ND221 HU-P 406 (Canadian) Sqn RAF Winkleigh

Douglas Dakota C-47 Mk.III FZ692 5T-UK 233 Sqn RAF Blakehill Farm. This one and the Lancaster below are undoubtedly meant for the new Airfix kits.

Airspeed Horsa Mk.I No 92 Heavy Glider Servicing Unit

Shorts Stirling Mk.IV LJ866 QS-E 620 Sn RAF Fairford

 Avro Lancaster B.Mk.III LM583 PO-T+ 467(Australian) Sqn RAF Waddington. This is the only option without invasion stripes.

As you can see, this is a superb sheet for the RAF fan and one would be hard pressed not to model several of the options available. While no kits are specified, none of these will be difficult to locate from various sources. Each option has not only profiles, but upper and lower views with notes pertaining to how wide the stripes are for each plane.

My thanks to Hannants for the review sheet. You can get yours at this link.

June 2014

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