Night Stalkers Don't Quit! Decals Part 1

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Scale
1/72
MSRP
$12.00
Product / Stock #
72-03
Base Kit
any 1/72 UH/SH-60 and A/MH-6
Company: Werners Wings - Website: Visit Site
Decal Packaging

New from Floyd Werner and Werner’s Wings are decals and history for the Night Stalkers, the 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (SOAR). This set of decals covers the history of the group from its conception in 1981 through Operation Gothic Serpent in 1993.

The aircraft covered here are H-60's and H-6’s in 1/72 scale. The decals are also offered in 1/35th and 1/48th scales. The decals cover eight markings for the H-6 and 9 markings for the H-60. Each scheme has a specific color guide and also notations about specifics of that particular helicopter. There are notes about antennae locations, markings, and history of all airframes.

The most impressive thing that comes with this set is the specific history of the Night Stalkers. The coverage ranges from its inceptions after the failed attempt to recue the hostages in Iran into combat in Grenada and Operation Prime Chance, protecting oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. The history concludes with Operation Gothic Serpent, which was in Somalia. Lastly – and most sobering – is a list of the men who have given all in support of the US and it allies and operations.

The decal sheet is small in 1/72nd scale, about 2"x3", but has excellent markings for all airframes. The markings are very well printed and the research is impeccable.

Highly recommended! A great lesson in modern history and a great way to remember the men and machines involved in these critical operations. Part II is coming soon and will have decals for the history of the Night Stalkers from 1993 to the present. My thanks to Floyd Werner and Werner’s Wings for this excellent set and the chance to review it., and IPMS/USA for the review opportunity.

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