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Irish Air Corps

Max Decals 1/72 Irish Air Corps 1956-2010 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2013 Manufacturer Max Decals
Subject Irish Air Corps 1956-2010 Scale 1/72 and 1/35
Set Number 7220 Pros Options for 10 aircraft (1/72) and five AFVs (1/35)
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (Euro) €12.00    

First Look

This interesting release just arrived in the mailbox today. From Max Decals in Ireland, set number 7220 covers the Irish Air Corps between 1956 and 2010. There's a little for everyone here. This set compliments the previous release featuring Irish Air Corps subjects between 1922-1956 (look here).

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This decal set comes on one sheet and provides markings for 10 aircraft:

  • Provost, 189
  • DHC.1 Chipmunk, 169, 1952
  • DHC.1 Chipmunk, 164, BFTS, 1968
  • King Air 200, 234
  • King Air 200, 240
  • SF.260W, 226
  • Cessna 172H, 206
  • Vampire T.55, 186
  • SA.330L, 242, 1981
  • SA.342, 241

In addition, markings are also provided for five 1/35 armored vehicles:

  • Rolls Royce 1920 Armored Car
  • DUKW, 1949
  • Churchill Mk.VI, 1949
  • Scorpion Tank, 1985
  • Ford Truck 1939/40

Each subject comes with the unique stenciling and markings used by the IAC and as provided, you can build and mark up nearly all of the subjects.

The instructions provide good paint and marking references as well as an invaluable list of sources for each of these subjects. If you're looking for some different markings for your next project, these colorful Irish Air Corps subjects are just the ticket.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Max Decals, visit their website at http://www.maxdecals.com.

My sincere thanks to Max Decals for this review sample!

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