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BarracudaCals 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolts Part 3 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2009 Manufacturer BarracudaCals
Subject P-47 Thunderbolts Part 3 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48003 Pros Nice selection of subjects
Cons None noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $11.95

First Look

BarracudaCals has returned with their next installment in their 1/48 scale aircraft series with this nice selection of P-47 Thunderbolts series aircraft. This set provides three interesting subjects:

P-47 P-47 P-47

  • P-47D-30-RE, 42-20866, 65 FS/57 FG/12 AF, 53, 'Schmaltzie' as flown by Lt FJ Middleton, Summer 1944
  • P-47D-11-RE, 42-75429, 84 FS/78 FG/8 AF, WZ-S, 'Eileen' as flown by Lt Frank Oiler, Summer 1944
  • P-47D-28-RA, 42-28641, 359 FS/368 FG/9 AF, A7-W, 'Sleepy Jean III' as flown by Lt Bill Wayland, Spring 1945

The sheets are printed by Cartograf and are very sharp as well as in-register. The sheet comes with a nice set of maintenance stencils and good instructions on where everything goes. The instructions indicate that these markings will work with any of the 1/48 Thunderbolt kits on the market.

My sincere thanks to BarracudaCals Decals for this preview!