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Linden Hill Decals

Linden Hill Decals 1/48 Turkmenistan Air Force Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2011 Manufacturer Linden Hill Decals
Subject Turkmenistan Air Force Scale 1/48
Set Number 48022 Pros Markings to render any of 10 different examples
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $17.99    

First Look

Alright you fans of Soviet & Russian military aviation, Linden Hill has released another nice set of markings, this time providing markings for Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan is one of the many 'stans' that became separate countries after the break-up of the former Soviet Union. As you would expect, those aircraft stationed in Turkmenistan became the foundation for the country's own air force, and Linden Hill has provided the markings and full-color profiles to replicate virtually all of these ten examples.

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The ten subjects rendered in this set include:

  • Mi-24P, Bort 22, Turkmenistan AF
  • Mi-24P, Bort 24, Turkmenistan AF
  • Mi-24P, Bort 01, Turkmenistan AF
  • MiG-29 (9-13), Bort 25, Turkmenistan AF
  • MiG-29 (9-13), Bort 27, Turkmenistan AF
  • MiG-29UB, Bort 61, Turkmenistan AF
  • MiG-29UB, Bort 62, Turkmenistan AF
  • MiG-25PD, Bort 25, Turkmenistan AF
  • Su-25, Bort 14, Turkmenistan AF
  • Su-25UB, Bort 53, Turkmenistan AF

The instructions provide good color and paint information ro replicate these various color patterns and there are some interesting differences in color schemes even between common aircraft as illustrated with the three Mi-24P examples above.

Linden Hill has produced another nice set of markings and really provide some excellent subjects from the air arm of a former Soviet Republic that hasn't found its way to many previous decal offerings. This decal set will definitely give you some great alternatives so your aircraft won't look 'out of the box'.

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!

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