Starfighter Decals 1/48 Operation Leader Decal First Look
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||January 2020||Manufacturer||Starfighter Decals|
|Set Number||4815||Pros||Three distinctive subjects|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Starfighter Decals has released this interesting decal set for Operation Leader - the USS Ranger's air group that took part in German air and naval interdiction near Bodo, Norway on 3-4 October 1943. This action resulted in the first U.S. Navy kills of German aircraft, in addition to the damage inflicted on the German Navy.
This set has the following decal subjects:
- F4F-4, unknown, 27, VF-41, USS Ranger, Oct 1943, Operation Leader
- SBD-5, 28731, 5, VB-41, USS Ranger, Oct 1943, Operation Leader
- TBM-1, 06032, 4, VT-41, USS Ranger, Oct 1943, Operation Leader
This decal set provides sufficient markings and stencils for all three subjects. These decals are designed for the Tamiya 1/48 F4F-4 and the Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SBD-5 and TBM-1 kits. You can purchase these decals directly from Starfighter Decals on their website.
My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!