Syhart - 1/48 Dassault Rafale C '100 years Spa 93, 97, 91' Rc 2/30 Normandie-Niemen 2017.The 'Normandie-Niemen' is one of the most famous squadrons of the French Air and Space Force, memoring the historical traditions of the French pilots who joined Russia during the World War II to form this FAFL* squadron from 1942 within the Russian Air Force, like the other Fafl squadrons formed within the Royal Air Force since 1940. (*FAFL: Free French Air Forces).
Since its return to France on 1945, the Normandie-Niemen flew YAK-3, Mosquito, P-63 Kingcobra, F6F Hellcat, P-47, Mistral, Vautour, Mirage F-1C then F-1CT before being converted to Rafale on 2012 after a short retirement since 2008.
While the squadron been converted to Rafale, the Normandie-Niemen exchanged its original badges (Cities of : Rouen, Le Havre and Cherbourg) for badges dating from 1917:
- SPA91 « Aigle a tªte de mort » (Death's Head Eagle)
- SPA93 'Canard' (Duck)
- SPA97 'Fanion aux Hermines' (Ermine pennant)
On 2017, as the squadron celebrates its 75th anniversary, and each badges celebrating its centenary is represented by a Rafale with a special tail decorated with the original insignia on the starboard, and the current insignia on the port side, all on a Green, Red or Black background.
(This set of decals contains the decoration decals for three aircrafts, but a single set of safety markings ('stencils'). You can purchase two additional sets of stencils (ref : Syhart 915S) to model all the three proposed aircrafts.
(This decals set was made in limited quantity, and will not be reissued in the future.)