Starfighter Decals
1/350 VA-35 "Black Panthers" 1980


Reviewed November 2017
by Martin J Quinn
Starfighter Decals has released a set of decals for A-6E/KA-6D aircraft of VA-35, the Black Panthers, circa 1980.   These include markings for Operation Eagle Claw, the abortive 1980 rescue mission of the American hostages in Iran 
There is one decal sheet in this set, with markings for 10 A-6E TRAM Intruders and 4 KA-6Ds.     The decals include national markings, aircraft numbers, squadron markings, and special markings for Operation Eagle claw - depicted by green stripes on the tops and bottoms of the stardboard wings. 
Close ups of some of the decal sheet details.

The instructions are on the back side of the packaging insert, with a color profile of a sample of both a A-6E and KA-6D, showing decal placement.   Simple, but enough to do the job. 

This is a very nice little set of decals.  The colors all look in register and the decals are nicely printed.   Use caution when cutting decals from the sheet - they are small, even in 1/350.  If you are building a USS Nimitz at the time of the abortive Iranian Hostage Rescue, you'll need this sheet.  This is Starfighter Decals set 350-108-S, VA-35 Black Panthers, 1980.  It retails for $12.00, and is available from Starfighter Decals.  Thanks to Starfighter Decals for the review sample.   Highly Recommended.