F-5E/F Tiger II / Azarakhsh
Hi-Decal, 1/48 scale
S u m m a r y
| Catalogue Number:
||Hi-Decal Line Item No. 48-016
(72-052) - F-5E/F Tiger II / Azarakhsh
||1/48 (also available in 1/72 scale)
A5 decal sheet and an A4 size, b&w colour scheme and decal
printed, thin decals covering some interesting and unusual
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This sheet from Hi-Decal provides markings
for four F-5E/F Tiger IIs (one of which is a locally upgraded version
known as Azarakhsh) in service with the Islamic
Iranian Air Force.
The aircraft covered are
F-5E 73-00939 / 3-7059 of the IRIAF in the standard Asia Minor colour
scheme of sand, dark brown and dark green over light grey undersides.
F-5E 3-7301 in the Asia Minor scheme but
with a flying eagle emblem on the left and a large eagle's head on the
right side of the fin.
F-5F 75-00682 / 3-7155 again, in the Asia
Minor scheme but with a flying eagle emblem on the left and a large
tiger's head on the right side of the fin.
F-5E 3-7361. The final airframe on the
sheet is one of the locally upgraded versions known as Azarahksh in an
overall dark green scheme with black and yellow trim and a large, yellow
flaming shark design on both sides of the fin with the Azarakhsh name
in Arabic on the left and in English on the right.
The paint schemes, decal placements and a very brief history for each
aircraft are provided, in black and white, on a double sided A4
sheet. Acknowledgments, recommended kits and suggested
references are also listed as well as a colour table (in shaded greys)
with FS-standards for the original colours and recommended
equivalent colours (or mixes where required) for the Humbrol and Model
Master ranges of paints. Information is also provided for common weapon
loads for combat missions as well as a brief note about the colour
schemes, pointing out that, after long years of service and repaints,
the stenciling on these machines was at a minimum.
The decals themselves look very thin, crisp and appear to
be in perfect register on my sheet with separate red centers for the
roundels. The stenciling which, as mentioned above, is only minimal on
these machines, includes four different styles of rescue markings,
three styles of ejection seat triangles, turbine warning stripes (only
used on one scheme), arrestor hook stripes and stencils and some
stencils for external fuel tanks. The thin yellow trim of the Azarakhsh
version is also included as decals.
Hi-Decal has produced a high quality sheet sheet which gives modellers
some welcome, added variety to do some of the less-covered but perhaps
more interesting schemes on their F-5E or F kits in 1/48 and 1/72
Thanks to Hi-Decal for the review
decals are available direct from the manufacturer, Diego@HiDecal.
Text Copyright © 2013 by Darren Mottram
Page Created 27 May, 2013
27 May, 2013
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