Scale  1/72
Manufacturer  Cutting Edge
Decal Sheet ID  CED72213
Decal Sheet Title  B-52's #6
Types Featured  B-52G, B-52H

Sixth and last in the line of much-awaited decals from Cutting Edge, this one covers 2 different B-52G/H airframes, but these are (by B-52 standards) extremely colorful.

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

  • B-52H-165-BW 60-0057 "Someplace Special" from the 410th BMW in the standard SIOP scheme. This aircraft was marked for the 1981 RAP Bombing Competion at RAF Marham and had black and white "invasion stripes" on the fin, wings and lower fuselage, C 5D "unit codes" similar to those carried by A-20's during WW2, and markings on both sides of the nose;
  • B-52G-95-BW 58-0164 "SAC Time" from the 1708th BW (P), 416th BMW. This aircraft flew from Jeddah during desert storm. The instruction sheet incorrectly references this as '0183 "Valkyrie" although the color sheet and decals themselves are correct. This aircraft had a large statue of liberty on both sides of the fin.

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