Linden Hill Decals 1/48 Iraqi Fighters Decal First Look
|Date of Review||July 2009||Manufacturer||Linden Hill Decals|
|Set Number||48019||Pros||Interesting array of subjects|
|Cons||Only left side color profiles provided||Skill Level||Experienced|
Alright you fans of 1/48 scale aviation, here are some interesting subjects that represent a cross-section of the former Iraqi Air Force. These examples start with the de Havilland Vampire of the 1950s through the MiG-29s of the early 1990s.
This set has markings for 28 different aircraft which will provide interesting alternative markings for any one of a wide range of kits.
The 28 subjects rendered in this set include:
- Vampire FB.52, 338, Iraqi AF, 1953
- Venom FB.1, 352, Iraqi AF, 1956
- Hunter F.6, 339, Iraqi AF, 1956
- Hunter F.6, 403, Iraqi AF, 1960
- Hunter F.59A, 570, Iraqi AF, 1967
- MiG-17F, 441, Iraqi AF, 1960
- MiG-17F, 452, Iraqi AF, 1962
- MiG-17F, 453, Iraqi AF, 1973
- MiG-19S, 500, Iraqi AF, early 1960s
- MiG-21MF, 1019, Iraqi AF, early 1980s
- MiG-21bis, 2178, Iraqi AF, early 1980s
- MiG-21bis, 4086, Iraqi AF,early 1980s
- MiG-23MS, 4012, Iraqi AF, 1980
- MiG-23MS, 4012, Iraqi AF, 1988
- MiG-23MS, 1449, Iraqi AF, 1980
- MiG-23MF, 23167, Iraqi AF, late 1980s
- MiG-23ML, 23254, Iraqi AF, late 1980s
- MiG-23BN, 1428, Iraqi AF, 1980
- MiG-25PDS, 25204, Iraqi AF, 1989
- MiG-25R, 25101, Iraqi AF, 1989
- MiG-29, 29040, Iraqi AF, 1991
- Mirage F.1EQ, 4014, Iraqi AF, late 1990s
- Mirage F.1EQ, 4506, Iraqi AF, late 1980s
- Super Etendard, 7447, Iraqi AF, 1983
- Su-7BMK, 769, Iraqi AF, 1974
- Su-22M-3, 2026, Iraqi AF, 1985
- Su-22M-4, 22546, Iraqi AF, 1988
- Su-25K, 25616, Iraqi AF, 2001
This decal set is nicely done decal-wise, but you're on your own to replicate the camouflage schemes presented in this set as only the left-side color profiles are included in these instructions. Linden Hill mentions in the instructions that they have a book entitled 'Iraqi Fighters' that covers these subjects and many more, and perhaps that title has complete profiles.
Linden Hill Decals can be purchased directly from their website at http://www.lindenhillimports.com/.
My sincere thanks to Linden Hill Decals for this review sample!