Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Thunderbox Decals
Decal Sheet ID 72-001
Decal Sheet Title USAFE C-47s Part 1
Types Featured C-47A

Thunderbox Decals is a new company; sheet 72-001 provides markings for thee C-47s operated in the UK and Europe.

  • C-47B 44-76600 with tailcode "0-76600" from the 49th FBW based at RAF Lakenheath. Overall natural metal with white upper surfaces separated with a blue cheatline. On the tail was a three coloured chevron comprising (from front to back) blue, yellow and red;
  • C-47B  43-49295 from the 49th TFW based at Spangdahlem AB. Again, this was overall natural metal with white surfaces and a blue cheatline, although this aircraft had a painted silver rudder. On the fin was the 49th TFW badge with red, yellow and blue stripes;
  • C-47A 43-48083 from the 47th Base Flight, based at RAF Sculthorpe. This was overall natural metail with three yellow painted panels on the fin. It also carried a 47th flash on the nose and red/yellow/blue stripes.

Markings are provided for the fuselage "U.S. AIR FORCE", wing "USAF" and stars'n'bars, and Insignia Blue stripes are provided for the fuselage cheatlines.

The decals are ALPS printed so there is some dithering, but the colors are accurate and Thunderbox provide markings not available elsewhere.

Review and images by Chris St Clair