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Aviaeology Decals 1/32 Typhoon Special 245 Sqn Sharkmouth Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2010 Manufacturer Aviaeology Decals
Subject Typhoon Special - 245 Sqn Sharkmouth Scale 1/32
Set Number 32003 Pros Four aircraft options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $19.99

First Look

Aviaeology Decals has released a really nice set of markings for the Hawker Typhoon Mk.IBs of 245 Squadron, 2 ATAF, RAF, for their operations over northern Europe. These particular aircraft were distinctive with their colorful shark mouths that highlight the chin radiators, just as the first RAF sharkmouths made the P-40 Warhawks famous.

This decal set comes on two sheets and provides markings for four aircraft plus a complete set of stencils and national markings for one model. The subjects covered in this set are::

  • Typhoon Mk.IB, MP197, 245 Sqn, MR-U, RAF, 1944/45
  • Typhoon Mk.IB, MP197, 245 Sqn, MR-U, RAF, Post War
  • Typhoon Mk.IB, SW460, 245 Sqn, MR-Z, RAF, 1944/45
  • Typhoon Mk.IB, SW560, 245 Sqn, MR-Z, RAF, Zephyr Breezes

Mosquito Mosquito

The instructions are printed in black and white and provide essential detail information for each of the aircraft depicted here such as the types of propellers (narrow or wide chord) installed. The instructions have some photo illustrations of these aircraft which provide further useful detail information for the modeler.

This set will really enhance your favorite Typhoon kit.

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

My sincere thanks to Aviaeology Decals for this review sample!