Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Fox One Decals
Decal Sheet ID FOD 72-015
Decal Sheet Title Return of the Raiders - B-1B Lancers in Combat
Types Featured B-1B

Fox One Decals sheet FOD 72-015 "Return of the Raiders - B-1B Lancers in Combat" provides markings for seven B-1B Lancers flown during Operations Allied Force, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom between 1999-2003. The airframes featured are:-

  • B-1B 85-0083 "EL" from the 77th EBS "War Eagles", based at RAF Fairford between Feb-Jun 1999 (deployed from the 77th BS, 28th BW); 
  • B-1B 86-0103 "DY" marked as "The Reluctant Dragon" from the 34th EBS (9th BS) based at Diego Garcia during early 2002, 
  • B-1B 86-0094 "EL" marked as "Night Hawk" from the 34th EBS (37th BS) based at Thumrait AB, Oman during December 2002-May 2003;
  • B-1B 86-0109 "DY" marked as "Spectre" from the 34th EBS (deployed frm the 28th BS) and based at Diego Garcia during early 2002;
  • B-1B 85-0074 "DY" from the 34th EBS (deployed from the 13th BS "Reapers") and based at Diego Garcia during 2002;
  • B-1B 86-0125 "EL" marked as "Swift Justice" from the 34th EBS (depoloyed from the 34th BS "T-Birds" and based at Thumrait AB, Oman during 2002-2003;
  • B-1B 85-0079 "EL" marked as "Master of Disaster" from the 34th EBS and based at Thumrait AB, Oman during 2002-3;
  • B-1B 85-0079 "EL" marked as "Master of Disaster" from the 34th BS following return from Southwest Asia.

All aircraft were painted overall Gunship Grey (FS36118) with a Dark Grey (FS36081) radome.

Instructions are limited and comprise only a side view for each aircraft. Decals are printed by Microsocale and are in good register.

All in all an interesting sheet - let's just hope for a decent kit to put them on!

Review and images by Chris St Clair