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USN Panthers Part I Killer Cats

Starfighter Decals 1/72 USN Panthers Part I Killer Cats Decal First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2013 Manufacturer Starfighter Decals
Subject USN Panthers Part I Killer Cats Scale 1/72
Set Number 72141 Pros Three distinctive subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $10.00

First Look

Starfighter Decals has released this nice decal set for the HobbyBoss 1/72 Panther kit. This set provides all of the markings you'll need for three kits.

USN Panthers Part I Killer Cats USN Panthers Part I Killer Cats

This decal set provides markings for the following three subjects:

  • F9F-2, 125127, VF-51, S/116, USS Essex, 1951-52, as flown by Ens. Neil Armstrong
  • F9F-3, 123071, VF-51, S/109, USS Valley Forge, 1950, as flown by Lt(jg) Len Plog, Yak-7 kill
  • F9F-2B, unknown, VF-111, V/209, 1950, as flown by Lt.Cdr Amen

This is a really nice update for this kit and the instructions point out other aftermarket resources which can help to further detail and tailor your subject.

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

My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!