Yellow Wings 72-024: June 1942-June 1943 US National Insignia part 3

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Scott Van Aken

This next insignia sheet covers the time period from just before the Battle of Midway in June 1942 when all insignia had their red centers removed (because US gunners in the Pacific tended to shoot at anything red), until June 1943. At that time, the 'wings' were applied to the insignia for greater recognition and I'm sure there will be a sheet on those at a later date.

This sheet has 10.9 different sizes, ranging from 20 inches to 60 inches in five in increments. An additional sheet has the huge 105 inch markings used on some larger aircraft. A bit of the sheet is cut off in the image as it was too wide to fit on the platen of my scanner.There are at least 8 of all insignia save the 20 inch ones of which there are four.

Insignia sheets are a huge help when the kit decals fail or if you need some unusual sizes for a project. They always sell well and this one should be no exception.

February 2008

Thanks to Yellow Wings for the review samples.

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