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English Electric Lightning
Part 3

Model Alliance Decals, 1/72 & 1/48

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: Model Alliance MA-72171 & MA-48171
English Electric Lightning Part 3
Scale: available in 1/72 and 1/48 scales
Contents and Media: Decals; one A4 sized full colour instruction sheet
Price: MA-72171 - GBP12.50
MA-48171 - GBP£17.00
available online from Model Alliance website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good colour density and minimum carrier film. thin, flexible and strong; excellent instructions; perfect register
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: High quality and colourful markings for some striking subjects.


Reviewed by
Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

Model Alliance continues to produce fine quality decal sheets, this time depicting, Royal Air Force and Royal Saudi Air Force English Electric Lightning aircraft.  The decals are available in both 1/72 scale MA-72171 and 1/48 scale MA-48171.

The decals are superbly printed for Model Alliance by Cartograf of Italy and have good colour saturation and register.  As usual the carrier film is ultra

The guys have once again done a superb job of the decal artwork and the colour instruction sheet.  Four thumbnail size photographs of the aircraft are included in the instruction booklet.  The instructions also give good detail on the colour schemes for all of the aircraft and the decals are designed as a compliment the Aviation Workshop Publications Ltd on Target 13 EE Lightning.

The eleven schemes provided are as follows:

  1. EE Lightning F.3 Sno XP762/M of 111 Sqn of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Wattisham in 1965.  The aircraft is finished in natural metal with a black anti-glare panel.  The spine and fine are finished in Gloss Black with Yellow Squadron markings and a Black and Yellow lightning bolt is painted on the nose.
  1. EE Lightning F.3 Sno XP754/R of 111 Sqn of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Wattisham in 1971.  The aircraft is finished in natural metal with a black anti-glare panel.  A Black and Yellow lightning bolt is painted on the nose.
  1. EE Lightning F.6 Sno XS895 of Leuchars Target Facility Flight of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Leuchars in 1976.  The aircraft is finished in natural metal with a black anti-glare panel.
  1. EE Lightning T.5 Sno XS495 of 226 OCU of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Leuchars in 1966.  The aircraft is finished in natural metal with a black anti-glare panel.
  1. EE Lightning F.3 Sno XP763/P of 29 Sqn of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Wattisham in 1969-74.  The aircraft is finished in natural metal with a black anti-glare panel.
  1. EE Lightning F.6 Sno XR770/AA of No 5 Sqn of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Binbrook in 1987.  The aircraft is finished in overall BS381C:637 Medium Sea Grey, BS4800.118.21 Barley Grey, and BS381C:627 Light Aircraft Grey.  The aircraft has the wing leading edges, spine and fin painted in BS381C:538 Red.
  1. EE Lightning F.53 Sno 53-670/F of 13 Sqn of the Royal Saudi Air Force based at King Abdul Aziz AB in 1977.  The aircraft is finished in overall BS381C:450 Medium Brown and BS381C:362 Mid Stone upper surfaces and BS 381C210 Duck Egg Blue under surfaces.
  1. EE Lightning F.53 Sno 53-685/206 of 2 Sqn of the Royal Saudi Air Force based at King Abdul Aziz AB Dhahran Saudi Arabia in 1970  The aircraft is finished in natural metal with a black anti-glare panel
  1. EE Lightning F.6 Sno XR725A of 23 Sqn of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Leuchars Scotland in 1968.  The aircraft is finished in natural metal with a black anti-glare panel.  This aircraft was one of two 23 Sqn aircraft that took part in the Toronto air show in Canada.
  1. EE Lightning T.5 Sno XS452 of Akrot1ri station flight RAF Akrotiri Cyprus in 19754.  The aircraft is finished in natural metal with a black anti-glare panel.  The fin is painted in matt pink.
  1. EE Lightning F.53 Sno 53-414/F of the Kuwaiti Air Force based at Kuwait International Airport in 1970.  The aircraft is finished in natural metal with a black anti-glare panel

 

Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK)  for the review sample


Model Alliance products are available online from the Aviation Workshop.


Review Copyright 2009 by Mick Evans
Page Created 14 August, 2009
Last updated 10 September, 2009

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