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FCM Decals

FCM Decals 1/72 P-40 Galore Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date Review October 2014 Manufacturer FCM Decals
Subject P-40 Galore Scale 1/72
Kit Number 72024 Pros Ten colorful airframes
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic

First Look

FCM Decals has an interesting line of aftermarket decals from Brazil. The subjects covered in this line include many Brazilian civil and military aircraft subjects, WWI aircraft, and the occasional look at the aircraft of other nations as well. This latest release covers an interesting cross-section of P-40 variants across a number of combat theaters:

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  • P-40N, 16, 7 FS/49 FG, New Guinea, 1943, as flown by Capt Nathaniel Blanton
  • P-40M, KH-51, HLeLv 32, Mensuvaara, Finland, 1944
  • P-40L, 44, 317 FS/325 FG, Tunisia, 1943, 'Lighthouse Louie' as flown by LtCol Gordon Austin
  • Kittyhawk Mk.IA, ET789, 112 Sqn, Egypt, 1942
  • P-40N, 42-105288, 7 FS/49 FG, New Britain, 1944
  • P-40N, 24, 7 FS/49 FG, New Guinea, 1943
  • P-40E, 1493, 33 FG, Baltimore, MD, 1942

The printing on this sheet is nicely done, and printed by Microscale. There are sufficient stencils on this sheet for four aircraft.

For a list of retailers that carry the FCM Decal series, look here.

Thanks to FCM Decal for this review sample.