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P-8A Poseidons of the US Navy

Furball Aero-Design 1/72 P-8A Poseidons of the US Navy Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2023 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design
Subject P-8A Poseidons of the US Navy Scale 1/72
Set Number 72011 Pros First aftermarket decals for the BPK 1/72 P-8A
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $25.99

First Look

Furball Aero-Design has released an unusual decal masterpiece covering 14 P-8A Poseidon aircraft in 1/72 scale. Many folks may not know of the kit for this decal set, but if you Google BPK (Big Plane Kits) P-8A Poseidon, you'll see that BPK had released this subject last year as part of their growing 1/72 737 series. I found serveral on Amazon's webstore (for example).

P-8A Poseidons of the US NavyP-8A Poseidons of the US Navy

As usual, this set is nicely done and is printed by Cartograf. In addition, this set provides sufficient markings and stencils for two complete aircraft. The subject coverage includes:.

  • P-8A, 168851, VP-4, NAS Whidbey Island, 2021
  • P-8A, 169551, VP-5, NAS Jacksonville, 2021
  • P-8A, 168760, VP-8, NAS Jacksonville, 2019 (lo-viz unit markings)
  • P-8A, 169570, VP-8, NAS Jacksonville, 2021 (hi-viz unit markings)
  • P-8A, 169548, VP-9, NAS Whidbey Island, 2021
  • P-8A, 168859, VP-10, NAS Jacksonville, 2021
  • P-8A, 168429, VP-16, NAS Jacksonville, 2014
  • P-8A, 167951, VP-20, NAS Patuxent River, 2020
  • P-8A, 169545, VP-26, NAS Jacksonville, 2021
  • P-8A, 168428, VP-30, NAS Jacksonville, 2017
  • P-8A, 169001, VP-40, NAS Whidbey Island, 2020
  • P-8A, 168434, VP-45, NAS Jacksonville, 2016
  • P-8A, 169346, VP-46, NAS Whidbey Island, 2020
  • P-8A, 169331, VP-47, NAS Whidbey Island, 2021

If you're a Poseidon modeler, you may want to grab a second kit so that you can do a gear down and gear up version of this distictive ASW aircraft.

My sincere thanks to Furball Aero-Design for this review sample!