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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 www.aoadecals.com.

My sincere thanks to AOA Decals for this review sample!