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F/A-18D

MAW-Decals 1/72 F/A-18D Hornet Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2006 Manufacturer MAW-Decals
Subject F/A-18D Hornet Scale 1/72
Set Number 72-MAW001 Pros Markings for five different aircraft
Cons   Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) Out of Production    

First Look

MAW-Decals is a decal company that is well-placed well-placed to get quality information - near Camp Lejuene, NC. MAW (for Marine Air Wing) is affiliated with VF Decals (VF - Navy Fighter Squadron).

F/A-18D F/A-18D

In this release, they've tackled five F/A-18D Night Attack Hornets from four USMC squadrons, each offering some colorful and/or distinctive markings for the Hasegawa 1/72 F/A-18D Hornet.

The five aircraft covered in this set are:

  • F/A-18D, 164694, VMFA(AW)-224 'Fighting Bengals', WK/01, April 2004
  • F/A-18D, 164685, VMFA(AW)-121 'Green Knights', VK/01, October 2004
  • F/A-18D, 164959, VMFA(AW)-533 'Hawks', ED/01, OIF April 2004
  • F/A-18D, 164874, VMFA(AW)-533 'Hawks', ED/05, OIF
  • F/A-18D, 164959, VMFA(AW)-332 Moonlighters', EA/09, OAF

The decal printing is crisp and colorful and also includes one set of maintenance stencils. The instructions are printed in full color. Two of the subjects in this sheet were released in the 1/48 edition of this decal sheet, while the remaining three are new subjects. This set also includes a nice external stores loadout chart for the F/A-18C/D.

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-Decalsfor this review sample!

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