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Impact Decals

Impact Decals 1/48 VMCJ-2/VMAQ-2 Playboys Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2007 Manufacturer Impact Decals
Subject VMCJ-2/VMAQ-2 Playboys Scale 1/48
Set Number 48002 Pros Markings for five Playboy aircraft at various points in the unit's history
Cons Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $20.00

First Look

Here is the latest release from Impact Decals! This set provides an interesting slice in time for the aircraft operated by the Playboys as VMCJ-2 and later as VMAQ-2.

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The set starts with an RF-4B Phantom II as it appeared at Cherry Point, though the Playboys took this aircraft to Vietnam as well. Also from that same period of time is the two-seat jammer EA-6A Intruder..

The remaining three aircraft are EA-6B Prowlers at three different points in time after the squadron was redesignated as VMAQ-2.

The five aircraft are:

  1. RF-4B, 157344, CY/02, VMCJ-2, MCAS Cherry Point, 1975
  2. EA-6A, 156987, CY/16, VMCJ-2, MCAS Cherry Point, 1975
  3. EA-6B, 159907, CY/01, VMAQ-2, ICAP-1, MCAS Cherry Point, 1982
  4. EA-6B, 158040, CY/01, VMAQ-2, ICAP-2, MCAS Cherry Point, 1992
  5. EA-6B, 163031, CY/01, VMAQ-2, ICAP-2, MCAS Cherry Point, 1993

As with their first release, this is another well-done set of decals and once again developed by decal airtist Jack Morris, you can see his logo on the sheet. You can see in these images that these beautifully printeddecals are nicely registered and single-layered. Kudos to Jack and to Impact Decals for this excellent work.

Impact Decals can be purchased directly from their website at

Highly recommended!

My sincere thanks to Impact Decals for this review sample!