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FCM Decals

FCM Decals 1/48 A-4 Skyhawk Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date Review May 2012 Manufacturer FCM Decals
Subject A-4 Skyhawk Part 1 Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48044 Pros Three colorful airframes
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. In this release, we have 10 different marking options covering nine different Skyhawks (one aircraft is offered with two color schemes before and during the Falklands/Malvinas War. These include:

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  • A-4E, 151072, 11 Sqn, Indonesia, 2004
  • A-4E, 149664, 11 Sqn, Indonesia, 1997
  • A-4P, 142748, C-236, 5 Fighter Group, Rio Galegos, Argentina, June 1982
  • A-4Q, 145004, 3-A-301, 3 Fighter Sqn, Argentine Navy, May 1982
  • A-4Q, 144989, 3-A-309, 3 Fighter Sqn, Argentine Navy, May 1982
  • A-4P, 142752, C-222, 5 Fighter Group, Rio Galegos, Argentina, May 1982
  • A-4P, 142752, C-222, 5 Fighter Group, Rio Galegos, Argentina, June 1982
  • TA-4H, 157430, 11 Sqn, Indonesia, 2004
  • TA-4KU, N1021, 1 Sqn, Brazil, 2010
  • A-4KU, N1005, 1 Sqn, Brazil, 2010

The printing on this sheet is nicely done, and printed by Microscale. There are sufficient stencils on this sheet for one aircraft.

These decals are available online through FlightDecs or directly from the manufacturer.

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

Thanks to FCM Decal for this review sample.

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