MAW-Decals 1/48 VMFA(AW)-533 Night Hawks History Decal First Look
|Date of Review||September 2006||Manufacturer||MAW-Decals|
|Subject||VMFA(AW)-533 Night Hawks||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48-MAW004||Pros||Markings for three different aircraft|
|MSRP (USD)||Out of Production|
MAW-Decals is a relatively new decal company that seems to be well-placed to get quality information - Camp Lejuene, NC. MAW (for Marine Air Wing) is affiliated with VF Decals (VF - Navy Fighter Squadron).
In this release, MAW Decals has taken a different approach to their aircraft markings, rather than cover several Hornets from the same unit, they've provided a historical cross-section of aircraft assigned to the squadron over its jet-age history.
The three aircraft covered in this set are:
- F/A-18D, 164959, VMFA(AW)-533, ED/01, April 2004 Operation Iraqi Freedom
- A-6E (TRAM), 158041, VMA(AW)-533, ED/405, 1991 Operation Desert Storm
- A-4B, 144981, VMA-533, ED/7, 1964
The decal printing is crisp and colorful and the instructions are printed in full color.
For more information about this set and the other releases from MAW-Decals, visit their website at http://www.mawdecals.com.
My sincere thanks to MAW-Decals for this review sample!