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Junkers Ju 88
in Hungarian Service

SBS Model, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Item No. SBS Model Item No. D72022 - Junkers Ju 88 in Hungarian Service
Contents and Media: Markings for four aircraft on one decal sheet; full colour instructions.
Scale 1/72

Euro 8 plus shipping available online from SBS Model

(also available in 1/48 scale for Euro 10)

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Interesting subjects; decals in perfect register; three-view diagrams in colour.

These decals offer some interesting alternatives for your various 1/72 scale Ju 88 A-4, A-14 and D-1 kits.

Reviewed by Brett Green

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The Junkers Ju 88 was a German World War II Luftwaffe twin-engined multirole combat aircraft. Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke (JFM) designed the plane in the mid-1930s as a so-called Schnellbomber (fast bomber) that would be too fast for fighters of its era to intercept. It suffered from a number of technical problems during its development and early operational periods but became one of the most versatile combat aircraft of the war. Like a number of other Luftwaffe bombers, it served as a bomber, dive bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber, reconnaissance aircraft, heavy fighter and at the end of the war, as a flying bomb.

Despite protracted development, it became one of the Luftwaffe's most important aircraft. The assembly line ran constantly from 1936 to 1945 and more than 16,000 Ju 88s were built in dozens of variants, more than any other twin-engine German aircraft of the period. Throughout production the basic structure of the aircraft remained unchanged. *

* Historical summary adapted from Wikipedia





S.B.S. Model is a Hungarian company that produces resin kits, multimedia accessories and decals.

They have recently released 1/72 scale decals for Junkers Ju 88 in Hungarian service.



This set covers four Hungarian Ju 88 A-4, A-14 and D-1s that saw service during the period 1943 - 1944.

Three subjects are finished in standard Luftwaffe bomber colours of RLM 70 Black Green and RLM 71 Dark Green over RLM 65 Light Blue. One of the subjects has a solid coat of white over the entire upper surfaces and sides, while another has a sparse winter whitewash.

All aircraft wear high visibility black and white national markings with the red-white-green tricolour stripes on the fin and the ends of the horizontal stabilisers, plus Eastern Front theatre markings (yellow wing tips and fuselage bands).



Instructions offer four views in full colour for each subject (both sides, top and bottom plus scrap view drawings where they are helpful).

The decals are provided on a single sheet.



There is no mention of who has printed the decals, but they look similar to Eduard's. Colours are vivid and registration is perfect.





These decals offer some interesting alternatives for your various 1/72 scale Ju 88 A-4, A-14 and D-1 kits.

Thanks to SBS Model for the samples

Review Text Copyright © 2017 by Brett Green
Page Created 2 October, 2017
Last updated 3 October, 2017

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