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Luftwaffe Ground Attackers
Luftwaffe Ground Attackers Vol.1 - Ju 87 D-3 * Hs 129 * Fw 190 F-8
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by: Kevin Brant [ SGTRAM ]



During World War 2 the German Luftwaffe used a variety of planes in the ground attack role. A new set of decals from Exito Decals covers three of these aircraft, the Junkers Ju 87 D-3, Henschel Hs 129 B-2, and Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8.


1 Sheet of Decals
3 8.5 x 11 two sided printed cards with paint and marking schemes


For World War 2 German aircraft fans, Exito Decals has produced a new set of decals covering three different aircraft used in the ground attack role. The decals printed in 1/48 scale contain full set markings for a Ju 87 D-3, Hs 129 B-2, and Fw 190 F-8. As with other Exito Decals they are printed by Cartograph, and as usual look very well done. The decals are printed in great looking color, sharp, and all in register.

As with all previous releases the painting and marking scheme are printed double-sided on card stock. Printed in full color, with one side showing the side view, and the back side showing the top and bottom views. These painting and marking schemes almost look like art work that you could hang on your walls. Paint references are for Mr. Hobby and AK Interactive.

Exito Decals does seem to do a lot of research into their decals release, as some markings schemes include actual photograph of the aircraft as well as references. There are also notes included about specifics for the aircraft.

Marking Options:
  • Junkers Ju 86 D-3, W.Nr.100082, coded "T6 HN", 5./StG.2, Achtirskaya, USSR, early Summer 1942
  • Henschel Hs 129 B-2, W.Nr.140405, coded "<▲ H", 4.(Pz)/Sch.G.1, USSR, Summer 1943
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8, coded Winkel Dreieck, Maj. Theodor Nordmann, Kommandeur II./SG 3, Riga-Spive, Latvia August 1944


For German aircraft fans this is a great set of 1/48 scale marking from Exito Decals. Covering ground attack aircraft from the Eastern theatre, these markings will produce a very great looking and interesting model. Being well printed and researched I would definitely recommend this set.

Highs: Well printed, great subject, great looking research
Lows: N/A
Verdict: Definitely a well done set of decals for German ground attach aircraft, highly recommended
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: ED48004
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  PUBLISHED: Jul 20, 2019

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About Kevin Brant (SgtRam)

I am an IT Consultant and father, with a passion for plastic models. I mostly prefer 1/35 Armor and 1/48 Aircraft. My main interests are anything Canadian, as well as WW2 German and British Armor and Aircraft. I have been building models since I was a young kid, got away from it for awhile, but r...

Copyright 2021 text by Kevin Brant [ SGTRAM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Historicus Forma or Silver Star Enterprises. All rights reserved.


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