If you’re considering builds of 1/72 or 1/48 Israeli F-15I airframes, IsraDecal’s recent sets of markings will be highly useful.
Besides its increased capabilities, Israel’s F-15I Ra’am is also noted for its ‘classic’ three-tone tactical upper camouflage… a livery not worn by the country’s multirole F-15 Baz airframes. If you want to replicate the Ra’am (Thunder) in either 1/72 or 1/48 scales, the new sets from IsraDecal Studio are ideal. Set IAF-125 (1/72) provides a single sheet crammed with all the décor you need. Besides national insignia you receive generic serial numbers, masses of stencilling, chaff/flare ports, unit badges and camera sighting markings for test purposes. This is in line with one of the users represented being the Manat – Test & Evaluation Unit, while the other is 69 Squadron ‘Hammers’.
For those who favour 1/48, the same markings are available via IAF-124, offering two sheets, but both sets come with masks that help to create the eagle head artwork for the vertical tails on 69 Squadron Ra’am airframes. The masks set the background shape, then decals provide the finer detail.
Instructions for both sets can be downloaded from IsraDecal’s website, and they supply extensive information, drawings, colour profiles and plan views, along with useful colour photos of the aircraft in question. The 1/72 set is $28 while the 1/48 option costs $31. Both are available direct from IsraDecal, or in the UK from Hannants.