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BarracudaCals 1/48 P-40E Warhawks Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2010 Manufacturer BarracudaCals
Subject P-40E Warhawks Part 1 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48006 Pros Nice selection of nose art subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $11.95

First Look

BarracudaCals has returned with their sixth installment in their 1/48 scale aircraft series with this nice nose art selection of P-40E Warhawks. These subjects run the range of North Pacific, South Pacific, and China/Burma theaters.

P-40 P-40

This set provides an interesting cross-section of subjects:

  • P-40E, 81, 9 FS/49 FG, Darwin, Australia, 1942, 'Skeeter'
  • P-40E, 20, 343 FG, Aleutian Islands, AK, 1943
  • P-40E, 85, 9 FS/49 FG, Darwin, Australia, 1942, 'Tarheel'
  • P-40E, 7, 23 FG, Kunming, China, 1942, as flown by Colonel Robert Scott

The sheets are printed by Cartograf and are very sharp as well as in-register. The sheet comes with a nice set of maintenance stencils and good instructions on where everything goes. The instructions indicate that these markings are intended for the Hasegawa 1/48 P-40E kit.

My sincere thanks to BarracudaCals Decals for this review sample!