BGM-72017 Begemot decals 1/72 Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit American Stealth Heavy Bomber decal sheet
Decals for five B-2 bomber variants, some in multiple marking variants.
The set includes one large-format decal sheet and instructions on four A4 pages.
1. B-2A AV-8 (Air Vehicle - 8) Spirit of Missure, the first B-2 to join the 509th Bomb Wing, based at AB Whiteman, Missouri. The 509th BC is the only operational unit of the United States Air Force that operates all available B-2s. The plane flew to AB Whiteman on December 17, 1993. As one of the first production B-2s, Spirit of Missouri was a modification of the B-2A block 10 with a limited set of weapons. Presumably, after some time, the AV-8 was modified to the level of block 20. The aircraft totally is painted with a matte dark gray paint (Gunship Grey FS 36081), all marking elements (inscriptions, national identity signs, technical inscriptions) are light gray (Light Gray FS 36495). The internal surfaces (chassis niches, armament compartments) are painted with Matt White paint. The exhaust zones behind the engines (the upper surfaces of the fuselage) are burnt metal with a strong admixture of black color. In the initial period of operation, the leading edge of the wing was painted a matte black (Matt Black) color, later, probably during the completion of the aircraft, the wing edge became dark gray, similar to the color of all surfaces.
In October 1998, Spirit of Missouri and two other B-2s from the 509th BW were temporarily relocated from Whiteman AB to Andersen AB, Guam, as part of the GLOBAL POWER readiness verification exercise. By this time, the aircraft had a new marking on all the wings of the landing gear niches.
2. The B-2A AV-3, Spirit of New York, one of the first production B-2s, was delivered to the US Air Force on June 18, 1991, and was among several other first B-2 complex tests. At the time of the tests, he was assigned to the AB Edwards (B-2 Combined Test Force at Edwards AFB). Upon completion of the tests, the USAF transferred the aircraft to the Northrop plant in Palmdale, where it was subjected to upgrade to the level of block 30 and on October 10, 1997, it was transferred to the 509th Bomb Wing, AB Whiteman.
3. B-2A AV-11, Spirit of Washington, an aircraft built at the Block 10 level, transferred to the 509th BW on October 30, 1994. Like Spirit of Missouri, the aircraft participated in the GLOBAL POWER readiness test exercise in October 1998 and was temporarily relocated to Andersen AB, Guam. The Spirit of Washington is standard painted entirely (including the wing tip) in dark gray (Gunship Gray), the markings are light gray (Light Gray) and bears the emblems of Air Combat Command and the 509th BW on the sides.
4. B-2A AV-15, Spirit of Alaska, the aircraft was delivered to the US Air Force on January 12, 1995 as a B-2 level block 10, but was immediately sent back to the plant in Palmdale for modernization to the level of block 20, joined the 509th BW on January 24, 1996. The paint scheme is standard, similar to (3).
5. B-2A AV-20, Spirit of Pennsylvania, originally built at the Block 30 level, became part of the 509th BW on August 5, 1997. The paint scheme is standard, similar to (3).
BGM-72017 Begemot decals 1/72 Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit Stealth Bomber
- Brand: Begemot
- Product Code: BGM-72017 In Stock