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Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Xtradecal
Decal Sheet ID X049-72
Decal Sheet Title RIAT Fairford 1997
Types Featured F-16C

One of the older Xtradecal sheets, this is an unusual sheet in covering aircraft from the 1997 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in 1997.  Most of the sheet covers non-US subjects, but one aircraft is of interest, being an F-16C (89-050) from the 510th FS, 31st FW at Aviano AB, Italy.  This aircraft was marked up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the USAF and had a large eagle and stylised "50" in the fin.  The aircraft is in the initial 3 color scheme of FS36375, FS36270 and FS36118.

No stencilling is provided, so this will need to be sourced from an alternative sheet.  The decals are glossy and appear quite thin, although I am not too sure about the shape and style of the numbers in the tailcode.

Review by Chris St Clair