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Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2018

AOA Decals 1/35 Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2018 Decal Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2022 Manufacturer AOA Decals
Subject Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2018 Scale 1/35
Set Number 35005 Pros 15 decal options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $6.50

First Look

AOA Decals has released an interesting set of decals for the M1A2 SEP v2 Abrams in 1/35 scale. This set replicates one of two tanks that paticipated in the 2018 Strong Europe Tank Challenge and carried retro-WWII-styled colors and markings. Both tanks were out of the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. Unlike previous AOA releases, this set does not include three-view drawings/profiles, rather it provides full color images to work from.

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The subjects included in this set:

  • M1A2 SEP v2, A31, 1/D2-70AR
  • M1A2 SEP v2, B31, 1/D2-70AR

What a welcome release for Seahawk lovers and a nice variety of subjects from which to build. Check out their first release which covers the SH-60B/F and MH-60R variants.

For more information about this set and the other releases from AOA Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to AOA Decals for this review sample!