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USSR Air Force Insignia Type 1955

Begemot 1/48 USSR Air Force Insignia Type 1955 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2018 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject USSR Air Force Insignia Type 1955 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48050 Pros Excellent resource
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $15.95

First Look

Begemot Decals is an interesting decal company from Rostov-on-Don, Russia that offers a nice array of markings for Soviet and Russian aircraft. In this release, Begemot provides a utility set that provide a wide array of red stars in various styles and sizes to match any 1/48 project you are planning to undertake. Let's take a look:

USSR Air Force Insignia Type 1955USSR Air Force Insignia Type 1955

This set consists of three sheets and provides red stars in darker red or brighter red, with and without the white background, and with solid or dashed outlines. The set also includes bands of red and white for repair work or use as fuselage bands (where applicable) as well as DOSAAF markings in several styles. This set is also produced in 1/72 scale, so you can tackle a wide range of cold war subjects from the MiG-15 to the Tu-160, and if you make use of Begemot's other utility sets that provide contemporary Russian Air Force (and Russian Naval Aviation) markings as well as civil registrations, you can render subjects that have yet to be supported with their own decal sets.

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

My sincere thanks to Begemot Decals for this review sample!