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VMA(AW)-533 Hawks (I)

AOA Decals 1/32 VMA(AW)-533 Hawks (I) Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2018 Manufacturer AOA Decals
Subject VMA(AW)-533 Hawks (I) Scale 1/32
Set Number 32029 Pros Markings for three distictive aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $13.50

First Look

AOA Decals is back with a nice set of markings options for Trumpeter's 1/32 A-6A Intruder kit. This set provides a snapshot of the different color schemes carried by VMA(AW)-533 over a five-year period and provides sufficient stencils for one aircraft.

VMA(AW)-533 Hawks (I) VMA(AW)-533 Hawks (I)

The aircraft provided in this decal set include:

  1. A-6A, 155697, VMA(AW)-533, ED/10, MCAS Iwakuni, 1971
  2. A-6A, 155672, VMA(AW)-533, ED/7, MCAS Iwakuni, 1975
  3. A-6A, 155692, VMA(AW)-533, ED/11. MCAS Iwakuni, 1970/71

This provides the interesting color and marking variations for the squadron, all of which happened before the Navy and Marine Corps adopted the low-visibility camouflage schemes.

For more information about this set and the other releases from AOA Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to AOA Decals for this review sample!