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Air Group 8 USS Hornet CV 8

Starfighter Decals 1/350 Air Group 8 USS Hornet CV 8 Decal First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2015 Manufacturer Starfighter Decals
Subject Air Group 8 USS Hornet CV 8 Scale 1/350
Set Number 350-22 Pros Markings for an entire air group
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $15.00

First Look

Starfighter Decals has released another useful decal set for modelers of World War II aircraft carriers. This set provides the markings to replicate the aircraft of Air Group 8 aboard USS Hornet between the Battle of Midway and Santa Cruz islands.

Air Group 8 USS Hornet CV 8

The image above shows two strips of decals from this set. The top strip contains Air Group 8 modex numbers for VB-8, VS-8, VF-8, and VF-72. The second is their generic variety of US National markings used on tri-color camouflage as well as the overall dark sea blue aircraft (five provided).

This set is just what you need to take your Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hornet aircraft carrier and render the vessel in combat after delivering Doolittle's raiders to their launch point from the Battle of Midway which became the turning point of the naval war to the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands where the Hornet was lost to nine IJN torpedoes and significant 5" IJN gunfire.

You can purchase these decals directly from Starfighter Decals on their website.

My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!