This decal set is entitled “Luftwaffe Ground Attackers vol.1” and covers three different German assault aircraft:
- Junkers Ju 87 D-3, W.Nr. 100082 (Stkz. BP+DD), coded T6+HN of 5./StG. 2, Achtirskaya, USSR, early summer 1942.
- Henschel Hs 129 B-2, W.Nr. 0140405, coded <▲+H of 4.(Pz)/Sch.G. 1, USSR, summer 1943.
- Focke-Wulf Fw 190 F-8, coded Winkel Dreieck, flown by Maj. Theodor Nordmann, Kommandeur of II./SG 3, Riga-Spilve, Latvia, August 1944.
The markings for the Stuka featuring the name ‘Hundesohn’ (‘Son of a bitch’) and the personal Fw 190 F-8 of the famous ace, Maj. Nordmann (awarded with Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords), have never been reproduced in decal form before, whilst the Henschel did not receive enough attention from other manufacturers. Decals contain a bonus set of stencils for the Hs 129, which are mostly missing or are incorrectly depicted in the decals supplied with Hasegawa and Italeri kits.
The decal sheet was printed by industry leader, Cartograph of Italy, which ensures top printing quality and ease of application. It is complemented by instructions that differ from the plain market standard. Each subject is presented on an A4-sized sheet, with large side aircraft profiles printed on the front, and the remaining artwork, photos and all necessary information laid out on the rear side. This way you not only get some cool decals for your model kit, but also attractive posters to adorn your man cave, at the same time!