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EA-6B

Afterburner Decals 1/48 EA-6B Jammin' Jihad Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2008 Manufacturer Afterburner Decals
Subject EA-6B Jammin' Jihad Scale 1/48
Set Number 48028 Pros Eye catching camouflage schemes on two aircraft, one with a distinctive sharkmouth
Cons   Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) Out of Production    

First Look

Afterburner Decals has turned out some impressive decal releases covering contemporary US subjects and this one is definitely no exception. This release covers five US Navy Prowlers as they appeared in theater providing electronic warfare support in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

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This release features two EA-6Bs sporting distinctive and unusual camouflage as well three Prowlers wearing more conventional colors. The aircraft presented in this set are:

  • EA-6B, BuNo 160437, VAQ-142, NL/520, Bagram AB, Afghanistan, 2006
  • EA-6B, BuNo 161120, VAQ-133, NL/530, Bagram AB, Afghanistan, 2007
  • EA-6B, BuNo 161243, VAQ-142, NL/522, Bagram AB, Afghanistan, 2007
  • EA-6B, BuNo 164402, VAQ-142, NL/530, Bagram AB, Afghanistan, 2007
  • EA-6B, BuNo 163400, VAQ-133, NL/533, Bagram AB, Afghanistan, 2007

This decal set provides all of the distinctive markings for each of the aircraft, and enough national markings and maintenance stencils for at least two aircraft.

My sincere thanks to Afterburner Decals for this review sample!

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