Starfighter Decals 1/72 Operation Leader Decal First Look
|Date of Review||January 2018||Manufacturer||Starfighter Decals|
|Set Number||72-154||Pros||Nice variety of subjects|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Starfighter Decals has released this decal set covering Operation Leader, the attack on German shipping near Norway by USS Ranger, under the control of the British Home Fleet, on 4 Oct 1943. While the attack results are still sketchy today, losses include five ships destroyed, seven more damaged, and two aircraft lost for the Germans while four aircraft were lost from the Ranger.
This decal set provides markings for the following subjects:
- F4F-4, unknown, VF-4, 27, USS Ranger, 1943
- F4F-4, unknown, VF-4, 1, USS Ranger, 1943
- F4F-4, unknown, VF-4, 7, USS Ranger, 1943
- SBD-5, 28731, VB-4, 5, USS Ranger, 1943
- TBM-1, 06302, VB-4, 4, USS Ranger, 1943
The instructions recommend the Airfix F4F-4 and Hasegawa kits for the SBD-5 and TBM-1 kits.
You can purchase these decals directly from Starfighter Decals on their website.
My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!