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Mi-8

Begemot 1/72 B-2A Spirit Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2006 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject B-2A Spirit Scale 1/72
Set Number 72017 Pros Markings for 5 different aircraft
Cons   Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $12.00    

First Look

Begemot Decals is an interesting decal company from Rostov-on-Don, Russia that offers a nice array of markings for Russian-built aircraft. In this release, they've also taken a look at the USAF's newest bomber, the B-2A Spirit. This set provides a VERY nice array of markings for five airframes and includes maintenance stenciling and walkways.

Mi-8 Mi-8

There are 5 aircraft covered in this set:

  • B-2A, 88-0329, 509 BW, WM, Whiteman AFB, 'Spirit of Missouri'
  • B-2A, 83-1068, AFFTC, ED, Edwards AFB, 'Spirit of New York'
  • B-2A, 88-0332, 509 BW, WM, Whiteman AFB, 'Spirit of Washington
  • B-2A, 90-0040, 509 BW, WM, Whiteman AFB, 'Spirit of Alaska'
  • B-2A, 93-1087, 509 BW, WM, Whiteman AFB, 'Spirit of Pennsylvania'

The decal printing is perfectly in register. The instructions are printed on two sheets that provide not only decal placement for each aircraft, but also a nice color reference for each aircraft as well. Decals include the distinctive aircraft markings as well as appropriate national markings.

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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