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1/72 and 1/48 SU-27 S / SK / UB Flanker B/C decal sheet

Product # 72050  #48022

Product Article by Steve Bamford

 

(resolution of decal sheet has been reduced to 75 DPI protect the art work)

 

 

This sheet offers the modeller 6 decal options.  There are enough stencils included to do one of the 6 planes featured on this sheet, although with additional stencils more planes could be made.  

The3 selection of different air forces featured on this sheet as well as the varied and interesting camo schemes make this sheet very attractive.

The first decal option is for a Su-27S Flanker B with the 1st Fighter Squadron of the Ethiopian Air Force out of Debre Zeit airbase in 1999.  The Ethiopian Su-27 were actively involved in the war against Eritrea in 1999 and 2000 and shot down several Eritrean A.F. MiG-29's during these engagements.  This plane has a blue/grey camo scheme of the following colours.... Blue Grey (FS35526), Light Blue (FS35550) on the top and Light Blue (FS35550) for the underside.  The nose cone is white (FS17886).  There is a black #"1804" on the side of the fuselage below the canopy intakes and on the tail.

The second decal option is for a Su-27UB Flanker C with the 6th Fighter Squadron of the Eritrean Air Force out of Asmara International Airport in the summer of 2003.  This plane has a green camo scheme of the following colours.... Dark Green (FS34092),  Blue/Green (FS35299) on the top and Light Blue (FS35550) for the underside.  The nose cone is white (FS17886).  There is a black #"601" on the tail.  The camo scheme on this fighter is very angular.  There is a false canopy on the underside of the aircraft below the cockpit.

The third decal option is for a Su-27S Flanker B with the 6th Fighter Squadron of the Eritrean Air Force out of Asmara International Airport in the summer of 2003.  During 2003, Eritrea acquired several Su-27 to counter the Flankers in service with the Etiopian Air Force.  This plane has a green camo scheme of the following colours.... Dark Green (FS34092),  Blue/Green (FS35299) on the top and Light Blue (FS35550) for the underside.  The nose cone is white (FS17886).  There is a black #"609" on the tail.  The camo scheme on this fighter is very angular.  There is a false canopy on the underside of the aircraft below the cockpit.

The fourth decal option is for a Su-27S Flanker B with the Angolan Air Force out of Catumbela Airport in 2002.  Angolan Su-27 were also used for air-to-ground missions against the UNITA and one was reportedly shot down by SA-14 MANPADs during 2000.  This plane has a green camo scheme of the following colours.... Radome Green (FS34128),  Mid Green (FS34187), Olive Drab (FS34087) and Sand Cream (FS33523) on the top and Light Blue (FS35550) for the underside.  The nose cone is Radome Green (FS34128).  There is a large red  #"C605" on the side of the fuselage below the canopy.  

The fifth decal option is for a Su-27UB Flanker C with the Angolan Air Force out of Catumbela Airport in 2002.  This plane has a green camo scheme of the following colours.... Radome Green (FS34128),  Mid Green (FS34187), Olive Drab (FS34087) and Sand Cream (FS33523) on the top and Light Blue (FS35550) for the underside.  The nose cone is Radome Green (FS34128).  There is a large red  #"I-51" on the side of the fuselage below the canopy.  

The sixth decal option is for a Su-27SK Flanker B with the 11th Fighter Squadron of the Indonesian Air Force out of Hasanuddin airbase in November 2003.  The TNI-AU received the first two brand new Su-27SK and two Su-30MK during the summer of 2003.  This plane has a grey camo scheme of the following colours.... Light Grey  (FS36375) and sea grey (FS35164) on the top and Light Grey  (FS36375) for the underside.  The nose cone is Radome Green (FS36118).  There is a red  #"01" with a yellow outline on the side of the fuselage below the canopy.  Above the number is the #11 Squadron shield.  There is a black # "TS-2701" on the side of the tail.

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These decals are clearly printed in register and appear very thin, so they should conform beautifully.  The smallest stencil writing is clear but not quite readable on the 1/48 sample I have before me....the smallest stencil text is very, very tiny.

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford