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Hunting the Terrorists
Coalition Air Power on ISIS & DAESH in Iraq and Syria

Air-Graphic Models, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Air-Graphic Models Item No. AIR72-013 - Hunting the Terrorists: Coalition Air Power on ISIS & DAESH in Iraq and Syria

Scale:

1/72

Contents and Media:

A5 decal sheet and two small sheets; A5 booklet of 20 pages; loose leaf model paint reference chart.

Price:

GBP£17.50 incl. shipping from Air-Graphics' website

GBP£18.30 plus shipping available online from Hannants' website

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Excellent quality decals printed by Fantasy Printshop; 15 subjects; detailed instruction booklet; relevant and helpful information for each subject.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusion:

Air-Graphics' 1/72 scale "Hunting the Terrorists" is an impressive package with a wide range of varied aircraft types, nationalities and markings. The instructions are well detailed and luxuriously presented. Stunning decals indeed.


Reviewed by Brett Green

F i r s t L o o k

 

Before I tell you what I think, permit me to quote Hannants' website:

"Bumper Sheet with full colour instruction booklet. Stunning decals and artwork by Jon Freeman and printed by Fantasy Printshop."

Oh yes. Couldn't have put it better myself.

 

 

This luxurious decal series focuses on modern aircraft and offers a generous allowance of subjects in each themed release.

The Air-Graphics Combat Ops Series is available exclusively in 1/72 scale.

 

 

Air-Graphics Item No. AIR72013 is entitled "Hunting the Terrorists - Coalition Air Power on ISIS & DAESH in Iraq and Syria".

Details of the 15 aircraft covered are:

  1. Dassault Mirage 2000D - 342/'125-BA of EC 2/4 La Fayette , French Air Force, Based at Azraq Air Base, Jordan, 2015.

  2. Dassault Rafale B - 322/'4-HU' of Escadron de Chasse (EC) 1/4 'Gascogne', Armee de l'Air, Based at Prince Hassan Air Base, Jordan, 2018.

  3. Bell CH-146 Griffon - 146413, of 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, Canadian Armed Forces, Based at Camp Erable, Iraq, 2016.

  4. McDonnell-Douglas CF-188A Hornet - 188795 of 409 Squadron, Canadian Forces, based in Kuwait, 2014.

  5. McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A HUG+ - A21-16 of 3 Squadron, RAAF, Based at Al Minhad Air Base, United Arab Emirates, 2017.

  6. Boeing F-18F Super Hornet - A44-210 of 1 Squadron, RAAF, Based at Al Minhad Air Base, United Arab Emirates, 2016. (With 1 Sqn RAAF 100th Year Special Tail)

  7. Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk - 68822/N48-009/'09' of 816 Naval Air Squadron, Flight 1, Royal Australian Navy, based aboard HMAS Toowoomba,  Southern Arabian Gulf 2020.

  8. Boeing F-18F Super Hornet - 166663 of VFA-213, 'Black Lions', United States Navy, Based aboard USS George H. W. Bush, 2016.

  9. Grumman EA-6B Prowler - 161885, of VMAQ-4, US Marine Corps based at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, August, 2016.

  10. McDonnell F-15E Strike Eagle - 9-0487,SJ', of 335th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, 4th Operations Group, USAF, Based at Muwaffaq Salti Air Base, Jordan, September, 2019.

  11. Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II, 78-0633/'ID' of 190th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho ANG, USAF, Based at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, December, 2016.

  12. Dassault Mirage 2000-9EAD, '724' of United Arab Emirates Air Force, based at Al-Ain Air Base, United Arab Emirates, 2015.

  13. General-Dynamics F-16C Block 52 Fighting Falcon, 12-0004/'1607' of Iraqi Air Force, 2015.

  14. General-Dynamics F-16C Block 50 Fighting Falcon, 07-1005 of 181 Filo, Turkish Air Force, based at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey, during 'Operation Martyr Yalcin', 24"25 July 2015.

  15. Panavia Tornado ECR - Panavia Tornado ECR, 46+28 of Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 51, Luftwaffe, Based at Muwaffaq Salti Air Base in Jordan 2016/17

The artwork for all 15 subjects are efficiently organised onto an A5 sized decal sheet (around 8.5" x 5.5"). In addition to unique markings, full national markings are included for all 15.

 

 

One small supplementary decal sheet and an even smaller errata sheet are also included for the UAE Mirage 2000.

 

 

They are all printed perfectly in the UK by Fantasy Printshop. Colours look good and registration is spot on.

The instructions are presented in a 20 page, A5 size stapled booklet plus a loose leaf model paint colour and conversion card.

 

 

Each subject is covered in full colour four view diagrams including scrap views when necessary. Kit and accessory recommendations plus colour and operational notes are also offered.

 

 

The booklet is rounded out with several pages of reference photos.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

Air-Graphics' 1/72 scale "Hunting the Terrorists" is an impressive package with a wide range of varied aircraft types, nationalities and markings.

The instructions are well detailed and luxuriously presented.

Stunning decals indeed. Congratulations to Jon Freeman and Air-Graphics.

Thanks to Air-Graphic Models for the sample.


Text and Images Copyright 2021 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 21 September, 2021
Last updated 22 September, 2021

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