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Afterburner Decals 1/48 Alaskan Strike Eagles Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2007 Manufacturer Afterburner Decals
Subject F-15E Strike Eagles - 90 FS/3 FW/Elmendorf AFB, Alaska Scale 1/48
Set Number 48010 Pros Eight Mud Hens from the 3rd Fighter Wing including three boss birds.
Cons Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) Out of Production

First Look

Afterburner Decals has turned out some impressive decal releases covering contemporary USAF subjects and this one is no exception. This release covers eight F-15E Strike Eagles out of the 90th Fighter Squadron/3rd Fighter Wing from Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.

F-15E F-15E

The aircraft presented in this set are:

  • F-15E, 87-0173, AK, 11th Air Force Commander's aircraft
  • F-15E, 89-0506, AK, 3rd Operational Group Commander's aircraft
  • F-15E, 88-0705, AK, 90th FS Commander's aircraft
  • F-15E, 87-0204, AK, 90 FS/3 FW
  • F-15E, 87-0201, AK, 90 FS/3 FW
  • F-15E, 87-0210, AK, 90 FS/3 FW
  • F-15E, 87-0169, AK, 90 FS/3 FW
  • F-15E, 87-0170, AK, 90 FS/3 FW

As you can see in the decal layout, this set provides a nice array of maintenance stencils in addition to the national markings and distinctive unit markings. In fact, Afterburner Decals provide sufficient stencils and markings for two complete aircraft.

According to the instructions, this set was sized for the Revell 1/48 F-15E kit as this remains the nicest Strike Eagle in 1/48 scale released to date.

My sincere thanks to Afterburner Decals for this review sample!