Scale  1/72
Manufacturer  Cutting Edge
Decal Sheet ID  CED72211
Decal Sheet Title  B-52's #4
Types Featured  B-52G, B-52H

Fourth in the line of much-awaited decals from Cutting Edge, this one covers 4 different B-52G/H airframes.

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

  • B-52G-120-BW 59-2592 "The Pink Panther" from the 92nd SAW, painted in the standard SIOP scheme for the 1971 SAC Bomb Comp competition;
  • B-52G-100-BW 58-0189 "Special Kay" from the 379th BW in the standard SIOP scheme;
  • B-52G-80-BW 57-6485 "The Big Stick" from the 97th BW in standard SIOP, but with the nose overpainted in FS36118 grey;
  • B-52H-125-BW 60-0001 "Memphis Belle IV" from the 2nd WG in overall gunship grey (FS36118).

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