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FCM Decals 1/48 AT-26 Xavante Decal First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2010 Manufacturer FCM Decals
Subject AT-26 Xavante Scale 1/48
Set Number 48037 Pros Ten distinctive subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $TBA    

First Look

FCM Decals has an interesting line of aftermarket decals from Brazil. The subjects covered in this line include many Brazilian civil and military aircraft subjects, WWI aircraft, and the occasional look at the aircraft of other nations as well.

F-14A F-14A

In this set, we have an interesting set of AT-26 Xavante aircraft which is the designation applied by the Brazilian Air Force to the MB-326 trainer.

  • AT-26, 4600, 1/10 G.Av.Esq. Poker, FAB, St. Maria AB, 1995
  • AT-26, 4620, 3/10 G.Av.Esq. Centauro, FAB, St. Maria AB, 1998
  • AT-26, 4614, 2/5 G.Av.Esq. Joker, FAB, Natal AB, 2004
  • AT-26, 4610, 2/5 G.Av.Esq. Alouette, FAB, Natal AB, 1962
  • AT-26, 4635, 1/4 G.Av.Esq. Pacau, FAB, Fortaleza AB, 2007
  • AT-26, 4582, 1/4 G.Av.Esq. Pacau, FAB, Fortaleza AB, 2005
  • AT-26, 4478, 1/4 G.Av.Esq. Pacau, FAB, Fortaleza AB, 2003
  • AT-26, 4527, 1/4 G.Av.Esq. Pacau, FAB, Fortaleza AB, 2003
  • AT-26, 4621, 1/4 G.Av.Esq. Pacau, FAB, Fortaleza AB, 2005
  • AT-26, 4579, 1/4 G.Av.Esq. Pacau, FAB, Fortaleza AB, 2005

The instructions indicate that you'll need to trade the narrow tanks of the Italeri kit to the 90 gallon tip tanks of the MB-326K Impala for these FAB Xavantes.

For a list of retailers that carry the FCM Decal series, look here.

Thanks to FCM Decals for this review sample.

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