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Yakovlev Yak-3 VVS RKKA Aces

Begemot 1/32 Yakovlev Yak-3 VVS RKKA Aces Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2017 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject Yakovlev Yak-3 VVS RKKA Aces Scale 1/32
Set Number 32014 Pros 25 colorful marking options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $14.95

First Look

Begemot Decals is an interesting decal company from Rostov-on-Don, Russia that offers a nice array of markings for Soviet-built and Russian service aircraft. In this release, Begemot provides a variety of colorful subjects for the 1/32 Special Hobby Yak-3. Let's take a look:

Yakovlev Yak-3 VVS RKKA Aces Yakovlev Yak-3 VVS RKKA Aces

This set provides 25 markings options including:

  1. Yak-3, Bort 15, 1 AS/64 GIAP/4 GIAD, VVS RKKA, 1944
  2. Yak-3, Bort 9, 175 IAP/234 IAD, VVS RKKA, 1944
  3. Yak-3, Bort 360, 150 GIAP/13 IAD/3 IAK, VVS RKKA, 1945
  4. Yak-3, Bort 74, VVS RKKA, 1945
  5. Yak-3, Bort 74, VVS RKKA, 1945
  6. Yak-3, Bort 100, 402 IAP/256 IAD/3 IAK, VVA RKKA, 1945
  7. Yak-3, Bort 12, 150 GIAP/13 IAD/3 IAK, VVS RKKA, 1945
  8. Yak-3, Bort 10, VVS RKKA
  9. Yak-3, Bort 1, Commander 3 IAD, VVS RKKA, 1944
  10. Yak-3, Bort 10, 6 GIAD, VVS RKKA, 1945
  11. Yak-3, Bort 86, 1AS/66 GIAP/4 GIAD, VVS RKKA, 1945
  12. Yak-3, Bort 24, 431 IAP/315 IAD, VVS RKKA, 1944
  13. Yak-3, Bort 94, VVS RKKA, 1945
  14. Yak-3, Bort 1, 1 AS/4 GIAD, VVS RKKA, 1945
  15. Yak-3, Bort 35, VVS RKKA 1943
  16. Yak-3, Bort 90, 3 AS/4 IAD/185 IAP, VVS RKKA, 1945
  17. Yak-3, Commander 4 GIAP/1 GIAK, VVS RKKA, 1947
  18. Yak-3, Bort 85, 236 IAD, VVS RKKA, 1945
  19. Yak-3, Bort 41, 153 GIAP/12 GIAD, VVS RKKA, 1945
  20. Yak-3, Bort 114, 402 IAP/265 IAD/3 IAK, VVS RKKA, 1944
  21. Yak-3, Bort 12, 18 GIAP/303 IAD, VVS RKKA, 1945
  22. Yak-3, Bort 10, 402 IAP/265 IAD, VVS RKKA, 1945
  23. Yak-3, Bort 32, 116 IAP/283 IAD, VVS RKKA 1945
  24. Yak-3, Bort 22, 7 GIAD, VVS RKKA, 1945
  25. Yak-3, Bort 12, 267 IAP, VVS RKKA, 1944

As you can see in the decal images, this set captures the more distinctive and colorful examples of the Yak-3 in Soviet Air Force (RKKA = Robobhe Krestyanskata Krasnaya Armiya or Red Army of the Workers and Peasants). This set provides all of the distinctive production markings as well as unique artwork for the 25 selected subjects.

Begemot Decals are now available with free shipping in the US from HobbyZone USA. For more information about this set and the other releases from Begemot Decals, visit their website at http://www.begemotdecals.ru.

My sincere thanks to Begemot Decals for this review sample!

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