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B-17 Flying Fortress in RAF and RCAF Service

Scale: 1/72nd
Manufacturer: DK Decals
Ref No: 72015
UK Distributor: Hannants
UK Price: £7.99

Decal Review
This sheet offers markings for the following options:
• Mk I, AN526, WP•G, No.90 Sqn, July 1941 (Dark Green/Dark Earth/PRU Blue)
• Mk I, AN518, MB•B, No.220 Sqn, Egypt, March 1942 (Extra Dark Sea Grey/Azure Blue)
• Mk I, AN531, VX•X, No.206 Sqn, March 1943 (Dark Slate Grey/Extra Dark Sea Grey/Night)
• Mk I, AN537, NR•L, Coastal Command Development Unit, August 1943 (Dark Slate Grey/Extra Dark Sea Grey/White)
• Mk IIa, FK190, I•J, No.206 Sqn, 1943 (Dark Slate Grey/Extra Dark Sea Grey/White)
• Mk IIa, FK190 still marked with US serial '12519', May 1942 (Olive Drab/Neutral Grey)
• Mk IIa, FK195, •L, No.206 Sqn, 1943 (Dark Slate Grey/Extra Dark Sea Grey/White)
• Mk II, FA704, •R, No.206 Sqn, June 1943 (Dark Slate Grey/Extra Dark Sea Grey/White)
• Mk II, FA712, AD•C, No.251(Met) Sqn, 1945 (Dark Slate Grey/Extra Dark Sea Grey/White)
• Mk II, SR376, BU•C No.214 Sqn, 1944 (Olive Drab/Night)
• Mk II, SR386, BU•N. No.214 Sqnm 1944 (Dark Green/Dark Earth/Night)
• Mk III, KJ121, 6G•B, No.223 Sqn, 1944 (Dark Green/Dark Earth/Night)
• Mk III, KJ117, BU•E, No.214 Sqn, 1944 (Dark Green/Dark Earth/Night)
• Mk III, HB772, BU•Q, No.214 Sqn, 1944 (Dark Green/Dark Earth/Night)
• Mk III, HB791, ZZ•T, No.220 Sqn, 1944 (Bare metal overall)
• B-17F, 'Yellow 9202' (ex-43-3160), No.168 Heavy Transport Sqn, RCAF, 1944 (Olive Drab/Neutral Grey)
The two decal sheet includes all the unique markings and serial number plus a selection of roundels and fin flashes. The second sheet includes all the nose art and complex/multi-coloured images and there is a little additional sheet carrying two aircraft names in white.

Conclusion
These are superb decals, beautifully printed with perfect register and colour. They are nice and glossy with limited excess carrier film so this sheet is highly recommended to all.

Our thanks to DK Decals for the review sample. Visit their website at www.dkdecals.cz for detail on this and all their other products.