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Desert Storm Eagles

Bullseye Model Aviation 1/48 Desert Storm Eagles Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2019 Manufacturer Bullseye Model Aviation
Subject Desert Storm Eagles Scale 1/48
Set Number 48008 Pros 24 distinctive options
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $27.99

First Look

Bullseye Model Aviation is back with an interesting selection of F-15C Eagles from Operation Desert Storm (ODS). The subtitle says "When Eagles Fly, MiGs Die" which was true for USAF Eagles as ODS was their first full-blown baptism of fire. The F-15 Eagle had previously seen combat with the Israeli Air Force which scored such a high kill ratio, the F-15 was dubbed "the largest distributor of MiG parts in the world." During ODS, not only did they scatter MiG parts across the desert, they took out a number of Mirage F1s as well.

Desert Storm Eagles Desert Storm Eagles

The aircraft presented here include:

  • F-15C, 82-0012, 1 TFW, Dhahran AB, 1991, Wing CC's aircraft
  • F-15C, 83-0027, 27 TFS/1 TFW, Dhahran AB, 1991, Sqn CC's and Sqn AMU CC's aircraft
  • F-15C, 82-0023, 27 TFS/1 TFW, Dhahran AB, 1991,'Maloney's Pony'
  • F-15C, 82-0021, 71 TFS/1 TFW, Dhahran AB, 1991, Sqn CC's and Sqn AMU CC's aircraft
  • F-15C, 83-0017, 71 TFS/1 TFW, Dhahran AB, 1991, Mirage F1EO kill
  • F-15C, 82-0009, 71 TFS/1 TFW, Dhahran AB, 1991
  • F-15C, 82-0010, 71 TFS/1 TFW, Dhahran AB, 1991
  • F-15C, 83-0019, 71 TFS/1 TFW, Dhahran AB, 1991
  • F-15C, 85-0102, 33 TFW, Tabuk AB, 1991, Wing CC's aircraft, MiG-23 and 2 x Su-22 kills, 'Gulf Spirit'
  • F-15C, 85-0104, 58 TFS/33 TFW, Tabuk AB, 1991, MiG-23 kill
  • F-15C, 85-0105, 58 TFS/33 TFW, Tabuk AB, 1991, 2 x Mirage F1EO kills
  • F-15C, 85-0107, 58 TFS/33 TFW, Tabuk AB, 1991, MiG-29 kill
  • F-15C, 85-0114, 58 TFS/33 TFW, Tabuk AB, 1991, MiG-23 and MiG-29 kills
  • F-15C, 85-0114, 58 TFW/33 TFW, Eglin AFB, 1991 post-war markings
  • F-15C, 85-0108, 58 TFW/33 TFW, Tabuk AB, 1991, MiG-29 kill
  • F-15C, 85-0119, 58 TFW/33 TFW, Tabuk AB, 1991, MiG-23 kill
  • F-15C, 85-0122, 58 TFW/33 TFW, Tabuk AB, 1991, MiG-29 kill
  • F-15C, 85-0125, 58 TFW/33 TFW, Tabuk AB, 1991, MiG-29 kill
  • F-15C, 85-0094, 58 TFW/33 TFW, Tabuk AB, 1991
  • F-15C, 85-0099, 58 TFW/33 TFW, Tabuk AB, 1991, MiG-25 kill
  • F-15C, 79-0025, 525 TFS/7440 CW, Incirlik AB, 1991, Sqn CC's and Sqn AMU CC's aircraft
  • F-15C, 79-0069, 525 TFS/7440 CW, Incirlik AB, 1991, Mirage F1EO kill
  • F-15C, 81-0046, 32 TFG/7440 CW, Incirlik AB, 1991, Sqn CC's and Sqn AMU CC's aircraft
  • F-15C, 79-0021, 32 TFG/7440 CW, Incirlik AB, 1991, Mirage F1EO kill

You can see this set is full of the distinctive markings to recreate all of the subjects above along with a nice set of airframe stencils for three models. This set is designed for the Great Wall F-15C kit though this will work with other 1/48 F-15C kits as well.

These decals are sold exclusively by Sprue Brothers.

My sincere thanks to Bullseye Model Aviation for this review sample!