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Intruders From The Sea

AOA Decals 1/48 Intruders From The Sea Decal Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2016 Manufacturer AOA Decals
Subject Intruders From The Sea Scale 1/48
Set Number 48006 Pros 16 decal options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $22.00

First Look

AOA Decals has returned with another impressive new set. In this release, we have decal options for 16 different A-6 Intruders from the Vietnam air war which are provided on two large sheets. This comprehensive set includes a complete set of airframe stenciling as well as the distinctive markings for each of the 16 individual aircraft.

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The subjects included in this set:

  • A-6A, 154144, VA-95, NL/500, USS Coral Sea, 1973, CAG aircraft
  • A-6A, 154133, VA-95, NL/501, USS Coral Sea, 1973, Skipper's aircraft
  • A-6A, 152907, VA-165, NE/507, USS Ranger, 1967-68
  • A-6A, 155599, VA-165, NE/512, USS Ranger, 1968-69
  • A-6A, 155677, VA-165, NG/503, USS America, 1970
  • A-6A, 155644, VA-165, NG/500, USS Constellation, 1971-72, CAG aircraft
  • A-6A, 154147, VA-196, NK/402, USS Constellation, 1968-69
  • A-6A, 155608, VA-196, NE/506, USS Ranger, 1969-70
  • A-6B, 151565, VA-196, NK/504, USS Enterprise, 1971/72
  • A-6A, 155598, VA-196, NK/512, USS Enterprise, 1971/72
  • KA-6D, 151819, VA-196, NK/522, USS Enterprise, 1972/73
  • A-6A, 155708, VMA(AW)-224, NL/500, USS Coral Sea, 1972
  • A-6A, 155646, VMA(AW)-224, NL/501, USS Coral Sea, 1971-72
  • A-6A, 155651, VMA(AW)-224, NL/504, USS Coral Sea, 1971-72
  • KA-6D, 151789, VMA(AW)-224, NL/514, USS Coral Sea, 1971/72
  • A-6B, 151562, VMA(AW)-224, NL/517, USS Coral Sea, 1972

The instructions walk you through the placement of the markings around the Intruder airframe. This set is designed for the Hobby Boss 1/48 A-6A kit and provides some colorful options for your Intruder build.

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!