MORE SNAZZY RAFALE ‘SPECIALS’ FROM SYHART

MORE SNAZZY RAFALE ‘SPECIALS’ FROM SYHART

Eight new French commemorative liveries for the Dassault Rafale in 1/48 and 1/72 scale are now available from Syhart Decal.

MORE SNAZZY RAFALE ‘SPECIALS’ FROM SYHART

French decal designer Syhart is really going for it with smart markings for the Dassault Rafale. It recently released various 1/48 limited-edition sheets for French Air Force and Navy airframes with special markings (see our story here), but a further eight limited-edition schemes are now on sale, for air force Rafale B and C airframes, and all are very cool indeed.

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48-130 4-GJ ‘100 ans SPA 160 Diable’ ETR 3/4 ‘Aquitaine’ 2018
This handsome Rafale C was decorated to mark the centenary of the unit SPA 160, and its red devil motif looms large on the tail. Besides the large stylised devil’s head and ‘SPA 160’ legend on each side, there is also the exact, historic winged red devil artwork worn by Rafale predecessors such as the Mirage IIIB. This and all sheets described here come with Syhart’s generic French Rafale stencil and national insignia sheet, and vinyl masks to help replicate the non-slip surfaces between the cockpit and canard foreplanes. 12 €

MORE SNAZZY RAFALE ‘SPECIALS’ FROM SYHART

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48-131 4-IA ‘100 ans SPA 167 Cigogne de Romanet’ EC 2/4 ‘La Fayette’ 1918-2018
Another 100th anniversary defines this decal set, as it provides markings for the red-tailed Rafale B painted to honour the unit SPA 167. Its large stork badge fills much of the tail, along with silhouettes of Rafales and SPADs, and ‘1918/11 ANS’ legends. 11 €

MORE SNAZZY RAFALE ‘SPECIALS’ FROM SYHART

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48-132  ‘100 ans SPA 91, SPA 93, SPA 97’ RC 2/30 ‘Normandie-Niémen’ 1917-2017
Three different Rafale Cs are catered for here, all with simple coloured tails (red, green and black) featuring the traditional badges of each commemorated unit. The aircraft are:
•    30-VA, SPA 93 Canard Col Vert
•    30-IY, SPA 91 Aigle á tête de mort
•    30-IX, SPA 97 Fanion aux hermines

As with the first two sheets mentioned, you’ll need to paint the tail in the required colour; Syhart provides paint reference for all three jets. 12 €

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48-133 30-GT ’75 ans du retour du Normandie-Niémen’ RC 2/30 - 2020
With one of the most intricate tail artworks from the entire selection, Rafale C 30-GT honours the famed French ‘Normandie-Niémen’ squadron, sent to aid Soviet flying units on the Eastern Front in World War Two. The tail art includes the unit’s two lions and lightning bolt motif, battle honours, Rafale and Yak-9 sillhouettes and a large map. 12 €

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48-134 7-HR & 7-GM, 10 ans aux Emirates EC 1/7 ‘Provence’ – BA104 Al-Dhafra - 2020
Signifying ten years of uninterrupted French Air Force presence at Al-Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, the tails of two Rafale Cs were adorned with deep cream backgrounds and detailed artwork of the Abu Dhabi and Dubai skylines in black. Both aircraft can be replicated with this sheet. 12 €

As these are limited-edition decals it’s a case of grab them while you can, as they are superb. All are also available in 1/72 scale, with corresponding item numbers. See more information at: www.syhartdecal.fr

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