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AV-8A/C USMC Jump Jets

Furball Aero-Design 1/48 AV-8A/C USMC Jump Jets Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2021 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design
Subject AV-8A/C USMC Jump Jets Scale 1/48
Set Number 48073 Pros 10 distinctive schemes
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $19.99

First Look

Here's the latest new release from Furball Aero-Design. This set provides a nice selection of USMC AV-8A/C Harriers just in time for the Kinetic kit. Let's take a look:

AV-8A/C USMC Jump JetsAV-8A/C USMC Jump Jets

The examples presented here include:

  1. AV-8A, 159240, VMA-231, NM/601, USS Roosevelt, 1976
  2. AV-8A, 159258, VMA-231, CG/4, MCAS Cherry Point, 1977
  3. AV-8A, 159232, VMA-513, WF/1, MCAS Iwakuni, 1976
  4. AV-8A, 158966, VMA-513, WF/11, MCAS Cherry Point, 1976
  5. AV-8A, 158968, VMA-513, WF-5, MCAS Yuma, 1977
  6. AV-8A, 158964, VMA-542, WH/00, MCAS Cherry Point, 1975
  7. AV-8A, 158966, VMA-542, WH/24, MCAS Cherry Point, 1975
  8. AV-8C, 159254, VMA-542, WH/12, MCAS Cherry Point, 1986
  9. AV-8C, 158706, VX-5, XE/27, NAS China Lake, 1981
  10. AV-8A, 158702. VMA-231, CG/00, NAS Fallon, 1983

The decals are printed by Cartograf and look fantastic. This set provides markings for the 10 aircraft options, with stenciling to support at least two models.

My sincere thanks to Furball Aero-Design for this review sample!