Scale  1/72
Manufacturer  Cutting Edge
Decal Sheet ID  CED72210
Decal Sheet Title  B-52's #3
Types Featured  B-52D, B-52F, B-52G, B-52H

Third in the line of much-awaited decals from Cutting Edge, this one covers 5 different B-52D/F/G/H airframes.

The decals are very thin with minimal carrier film and the registration seems to be spot on. The airframes covered are:-

  • B-52D-75-BO 56-0591 "Tommy's Tigator" from the 4925th TG (A), in the standard silver over white scheme, with patches of dayglo. This aircraft flew nuclear bomb drop missions on Eniwetok Atoll during 1957-8;
  • B-52D-55-BO 55-0086 "Snoopy / That's Tapioca?" frpm the 99th BMW in the standard Vietnam SEA scheme with black undersides;
  • B-52F-65-BW 57-0162 "Casper The Friendly Ghost" from the 320th BMW. This aircraft dropped the 50,000th bomb of the ARC LIGHT campaign;
  • B-52G-75-BW "Tantalizing Takeoff" from the 97th BMW in the later grey/green scheme;
  • B-52H-BW 61-0025 in NASA markings.

For each airframe, Cutting Edge include a side view with details of where individual markings are placed and a top view to show where walkways etc are located. All drawings are in full color.

They also make reference to the specific fit out of each airframe, and this would come in handy if using either the DB or Cutting Edge resin conversion sets.

Another very nice sheet!

Review by Chris St Clair