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Begemot 1/48 Yakovlev Yak-7 Family Decal First Look

Begemot 1/48 Yakovlev Yak-7 Family Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2014 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject Yakovlev Yak-7 Family Scale 1/48
Set Number 48029 Pros Over three sheets with your choice of 80 subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $TBA    

First Look

Begemot Decals is an interesting decal company from Rostov-on-Don, Russia that offers a nice array of markings for Soviet-built aircraft. In this release, Begemot provides a super set of decals for the Yak-7. Let's take a look:

Begemot 1/48 Yakovlev Yak-7 Family Decal First Look Begemot 1/48 Yakovlev Yak-7 Family Decal First Look Begemot 1/48 Yakovlev Yak-7 Family Decal First Look

This set is produced on over three sheets of decals with the following subjects covered:

  1. Yak-7B, 133 IAP/234 IAD, Tuva Republic Donation Day scheme, 1943
  2. Yak-7B, 133 IAP/234 IAD, Tuva Republic Donation Day scheme, 1943
  3. Yak-7B, Bort 7, 64 GIAP/4 GIAD, 1943
  4. Yak-7-37, Bort 2, 42 IAP/240 IAD, 1942
  5. Yak-7-37, Bort 2, 42 IAP/240 IAD, 1942
  6. Yak-7B, Bort 8, 42 IAP/240 IAD, 1942
  7. Yak-7B, Bort 16, captured by Germany
  8. Yak-7B, Bort 21, 29 GIAP, 1943
  9. Yak-7B, Bort 27, 29 GIAP, 1943
  10. Yak-7B, Bort 68, 29 GIAP, 1943
  11. Yak-7B, Bort 34, 29 GIAP, 1943
  12. Yak-7B, Bort 37, 1 GIAP, 1943
  13. Yak-7, Bort 7, 'Komsomol of Kuzbass', 12 GIAP, 1942
  14. Yak-7, Bort 3, 'Komsomol of Novosibirsk', 12 GIAP, 1943
  15. Yak-7, Bort 5, 'Komsomol of Narym',12 GIAP, 1943
  16. Yak-7, 'Pioneer of Narym', 12 GIAP, 1943
  17. Yak-7, Bort 3, 'Novosibirsk Komsomol', 12 GIAP, 1943
  18. Yak-7A, Bort 14, 12 GIAP, 1943
  19. Yak-7B, Bort 21, 'For Zhora', 31 GIAP/6 GAD/5 VA, 1943
  20. Yak-7B, 'Latvian Shooter', 18 GIAP/303 IAD, 1 VA, 1943
  21. Yak-7B, 22-41, NII, 1942
  22. Yak-7, Bort 27, 12 GIAP
  23. Yak-7B, 22-03, NII, 1943
  24. Yak-7B, 41-01, NI, 1943
  25. Yak-7A, Bort 28, 4 IAP/288 IAD, 1942
  26. Yak-7A, Bort 29, unknown unit, 1942
  27. Yak-7A, Bort 34, unknown unit, 1942
  28. Yak-7B, Bort 26, 812 IAP/3 IAK/4 VA, 1943
  29. Yak-7B, Bort 40, 15 MRAP, Baltic Fleet, 1943
  30. Yak-7B, Bort 17, 122 IAP/233 ShAD/1 VA, 1943
  31. Yak-7B, Bort 120, 127 IAP/282 IAD/6 SAK, 1943
  32. Yak-7B, Bort 09, Stalin Naval Aviation Flight School, 1943
  33. Yak-7B, Bort 22, 438 IAP/205 IAD, 1943
  34. Yak-7B, Bort 13, 879 IAP/288 IAD, 1943
  35. Yak-7B, Bort 45, 18 GIAP/4 GIAD, 1943, Tiger art
  36. Yak-7B, Bort 22, 728 IAP/256 IAD, 1943
  37. Yak-7B, Bort 50, 18 GIAP/303 IAD/1 VA, 1943
  38. Yak-7B, Bort 9, 64 GIAP/4 GIAD, 1943
  39. Yak-7B, 'In Memory of Marina Raskova from the Women of Moldovia', 91 IAP/20 ZAP, 1943
  40. Yak-7B, Bort 31, 'Ishchu', 897 IAP/288 IAD/8 VA, 1943
  41. Yak-7B, Bort 113, 163 IAP/273 IAD/16 VA, 1943
  42. Yak-7B, Bort 47, 'For My Brother Shota', 65 GIAP/4 GIAD, 1943
  43. Yak-7B, LII, 1944
  44. Yak-7B, Bort 65, 210 FAD/16 VA, 1943
  45. Yak-7B, Bort 29, 28 GIAP, 1943
  46. Yak-7B, Bort 22, 'For Nikolai', 43 IAP/278 IAD/3 IAK/8 VA, 1943
  47. Yak-7B, Bort 39, 195 IAP/259 IAD/7 VA, 1943
  48. Yak-7B, Bort 31, 434 IAP, 1942
  49. Yak-7B, Bort 930, 976 IAP/259 IAD/3 VA, 1944
  50. Yak-7B, Bort 935, 976 IAP/259 IAD/3 VA, 1944
  51. Yak-7B, Bort 03, 157 IAP/256 IAD, 1943
  52. Yak-7B, Bort 33, 29 GIAP/324 IAD/7 VA, 1943
  53. Yak-7B, Bort 33, 29 GIAP/324 IAD/7 VA, 1945 (in museum)
  54. Yak-7B, Bort 06, 434 IAP, 1943
  55. Yak-7B, Bort 1, 434 IAP, 1942
  56. Yak-7UTI, 'Soviet Litva', 115 GIAP/7 GIAD/2 IAK, 15 VA, 1943
  57. Yak-7B, 1 GIAP, 1942
  58. Yak-7B, Bort 67, 146 IAP/7 GIAD, 1943
  59. Yak-7B, Bort 3, 271 IAP/274 IAD, 1943
  60. Yak-7B, Bort 86, 875 IAP/274 IAD, 1943
  61. Yak-7B, Bort 64, 29 GIAP/324 IAD/7 VA, 1943
  62. Yak-7B, Bort 14, 29 GIAP/324 IAD/7 VA, 1942
  63. Yak-7B, Bort 32, 29 GIAP/324 IAD/7 VA, 1944
  64. Yak-7B, Bort 35, 29 GIAP/324 IAD/7 VA, 1943
  65. Yak-7V, 01-70, VII, 1942
  66. Yak-7V, Normandy IAP/303 IAD, 1943
  67. Yak-7V, Bort 1, Warsaw IAP/Polish AF, 1943
  68. Yak-7V, Bort 4, Polish AF, 1945
  69. Yak-7D, 7-D, Flight Test
  70. Yak-7DI, 7-DI, Flight Tet
  71. Yak-7UTI, Bort 39, 15 MRAP, Baltic Fleet, 1944
  72. Yak-7UTI, unknown unit, Soviet AF, 1942
  73. Yak-7B, Bort 35, 41 IAP/2 RA, 1942
  74. Yak-7B, Bort 40, 20 IAP/303 IAD, 1943
  75. Yak-7B, Bort 24, unknown unit, 1942
  76. Yak-7B, Bort 12, 812 IAP/3 IAK/4 VA, 1943
  77. Yak-7B, Bort 45, 9 IAP/22 ShAD, 1943
  78. Yak-7B, Bort 58, 89 GIAP/6 GIAD, 1943
  79. Yak-7B, Bort 1, 434 IAP, 1942
  80. Yak-7B, Bort 9, 29 IAD/10 VA, 1943

It might have been faster to describe the aircraft NOT covered by this sheet, but you can see that Begemot has provided an impessive cross section of service aircraft from across the various combat regions as well as flight test examples.

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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