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Apollo Recovery

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

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2019 Manufacturer Old 66/Starfighter Decals
Subject Apollo Recovery Scale 1/48 and 1/72
Set Number AD7203 Pros Nice subject
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $15.00

First Look

Old 66 Decals and Starfighter Decals returned to bring us another selection of Sea Kings that recovered Apollo capsules. This set is designed for the 2016 tooling of the Airfix 1/72 Sea King kit.

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This set provides markings options for the following subjects:

  • SH-3A, 149918, HS-5, AT/55, Apollo 7 recovery, 22 Oct 68
  • SH-3D, 152695, HS-3, AU/54, Apollo 8 recovery, 3 Mar 69, and Apollo 9 recovery, 3 Mar 69
  • SH-3D, 152121, HS-6, NS/500, Apollo 14 recovery, 9 Feb 71 **
  • SH-3G, 148996, HC-1, UP/001, Apollo 15 recovery, 7 Aug 71
  • SH-3G, 149930, HC-1, UP/001, Apollo 16 recovery, 27 Apr 72, and Apollo 17 recovery, 19 Dec 72

** Note: While 152121 isn't mentioned in the decal instructions, Starfigher Decals has sent over a supplemental copy you can download here.

The decal sheet provides the essential airframe stencils and markings for two models. If you want to add a recovery craft from the Apollo missions to your scale flightline, this set will give you some great options. You can purchase these decals directly from Starfighter Decals on their website.

My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!