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AOA Decals, 1/48 scale

(& 1/35 M1A2 Abrams Tank)



AOA Decals has provided information on their next decal releases:

I have four new 1/48 A-6 Intruder decals and also a small 1/35 M1A2 Abrams sheet that are now in stock/available if you're good with announcing new decal products again:

35-005 - Strong Europe Tank Challenge 2018 - US Army M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams



This 1/35 sheet provides the special retro-style markings used by 2nd Battalion, 70th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) while participating in the Strong Europe Tank Challenge at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, in June 2018.



48-022 - Intruder Sandbox Redux - USN/USMC A-6E Intruders in Libya & Desert Storm



This 1/48 sheet updates and supersedes 48-007 and covers all three Intruder squadrons (now including specific aircraft) involved in the strikes against Libya in March and April 1986 as part of Operation Prairie Fire and Operation El Dorado Canyon respectively; also covered are two squadrons from 1991 in Operation Desert Storm:



VA-34 Blue Blasters - USS America, Operations Prairie Fire & El Dorado Canyon (1986)
VA-55 Warhorses - USS Coral Sea, Operations Prairie Fire & El Dorado Canyon (1986)
VA-85 Black Falcons - USS Saratoga, Operation Prairie Fire (1986)
VA-35 Black Panthers - USS Saratoga, Operation Desert Storm (1991)
VMA(AW)-533 Hawks - Sheikh Isa Air Base (Bahrain), Operation Desert Storm (1991)

Decals also included for crew helmets, fuel tanks, tailhooks, formation lights, ejection seats, VA-35 MERs, CBU-59 APAM markings ("lightning bolts"), & VA-55 bomb "graffiti" markings.

Also includes specific loadout charts for all the A-6 Libyan strike aircraft for both operations thanks to Jim Rotramel.


48-023 - Intruder Airframe Data/Stencils - A-6A, A-6B, A-6E, A-6E TRAM, & KA-6D (High-Viz)



This 1/48 sheet provides the extensive A-6 Intruder airframe stencils and markings for one aircraft (A-6A, A-6B, A-6E, A-6E TRAM, or KA-6D) in the original high-visibility Navy light gull grey and white camouflage. 



This new updated release supersedes previous sheet 48-002 and is now expanded with additional markings.


48-024 - Southeast Asia Intruders (1) - USMC A-6A, A-6B, & KA-6D Intruders in the Vietnam War



This 1/48 decal sheet updates and supersedes early sheets 48-001 and 48-006, and covers all four USMC A-6A Intruder squadrons during the Vietnam War:

VMA(AW)-224 Bengals - USS Coral Sea (1971-72)
VMA(AW)-225 Vikings - Da Nang, South Vietnam (1969-71)
VMA(AW)-242 Batmen - Da Nang, South Vietnam (1966-70)
VMA(AW)-533 Hawks - Chu Lai, South Vietnam ( 1967-69) & Nam Phong (“The Rose Garden”), Thailand (1972-73)

Full airframe data/stencil sheet 48-023 is included.



Decals also included for MERs, fuel tanks, and crew helmets.

Also includes special Easter 1970 bomb graffiti for VMA(AW)-225.

Specific loadout charts for each squadron are available to download on the 48-024 product page at the AOA website.


48-025 - Southeast Asia Intruders (2) - USN A-6A, A-6B, & KA-6D Intruders in the Vietnam War

This updated 1/48 decal sheet supersedes 48-006.  With new additional squadrons VA-65 and VA-75, five Navy squadrons are now covered with multiple options for each squadron. Two squadrons, VA-165 and VA-196, were tied for the most A-6 Intruder Vietnam combat cruises (5 each).  Also covered is VA-95, which supported the naval mine clearing Operation End Sweep along the North Vietnamese coast under the Paris Peace Accords. 



One of the new squadrons covered is VA-65, including the experimental 1966 camouflage trials and the ill-fated 1967 Forrestal cruise.  The last new squadron included is VA-75 with coverage of their third and final deployment to Vietnam.

VA-65 Tigers - USS Constellation (1966), USS Forrestal (1967), & USS Kitty Hawk (1968/69)
VA-75 Sunday Punchers - USS Saratoga (1972-73)
VA-95 Green Lizards - USS Coral Sea (1973)
VA-165 Boomers - USS Ranger (1967-68), USS Ranger (1968-69), USS America (1970), & USS Constellation (1971-72)
VA-196 Main Battery - USS Constellation (1968-69), USS Ranger (1969-70), USS Enterprise (1971-72), & USS Enterprise (1972-73)



Full airframe data/stencil sheet 48-023 is included.



Decals also included for MERs and fuel tanks.

Thanks to AOA Decals for the information and images

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