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Friday, February 17, 2017 - 08:32 AM UTC
Tim Hatton [Litespeed] has revealed that XTRADECAL has released ten sets of markings in 1/72 for the Fairey Barracuda.
Xtradecal Barracuda Collection

I suspect this set is aimed at Special Hobbys excellent recent release of the 1/72 Fairey Barracuda. RJ295 in overall HS silver looks interesting.

Fairey Barracuda Mks.I, Mk.II and Mk.III
    -BV760 P 1709 NAS RNAS Katukcurunda Ceylon 1945;

    -LS628 4F HMS Furious attacked the Tirpitz 1944;

    -MD771 E1L 767 NAS RNAS East Haven 1944;

    -MD892 R3M 713 NAS RNAS Ronaldsway 1944;

    -P9742 3B 847 NAS HMS Victorious 1944;

    -P9981 2X 810 NAS HMS Illustrious 1944 BPF;

    -PM953 371/A 812 NAS Lt P.Poole HMS Vengeance BPF 1945;

    -RJ765 301/GN 815 NAS RNAS Eglington 1950s;

Mk.III
    -R5D 710 NAS S/Lt Roy David RNAS Ronaldsway 1945;

    -RJ925 Master Pilot W.E.Blood Joint RAF? RN Torpedo Development Unit RNAS Culdrose 1951 overall HS Silver.

    Ref no: X72267
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On the decal sheet there is an error in the description of one of the aircraft. The first one is said to be a Mk I ( PM953:371-A ) but is a Mk II version. I emailed David Hannant two months ago and was told that my inquiry was correct and the Mk I was indeed a Mk II and changes had been made to the instruction sheet. It is obvious with this review that the updated sheet has not been included in its release !
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