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Apollo 13 Recovery

Old 66/Starfighter Decals 1/48 Apollo 13 Recovery Decal First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2015 Manufacturer Old 66/Starfighter Decals
Subject Apollo 13 Recovery Scale 1/48
Set Number AD4802 Pros Nice subject
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $12.00

First Look

Old 66 Decals and Starfighter Decals teamed up to produce this interesting set. This sheet represents the SH-3D Sea King (BuNo 152711) from HS-4 that had recovered four Apollo spacecraft and was about to recover number five - Apollo 13 - on 17 Apr 1970.

Apollo 13 Recovery

This set is designed to work with the Hasegawa 1/48 SH-3 kits as well as the Revell/Germany reboxing of the same tooling. You'll note that this set has a nice selection of markings and stencils for the airframe with extras to backdate the airframe markings to the Apollo 12 recovery.

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

My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!