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Mitsubishi A5M Pt.2

Lifelike Decals 1/48 Mitsubishi A5M Pt.2 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2018 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Mitsubishi A5M Pt.2 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48054 Pros 13 distinctive options
Cons None noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (Yen) 1800¥

First Look

Lifelike Decals from Japan turns out some colorful and nicely printed subjects. In this set, we have a part one of the Mitsubishi A5M (Claude) collection with a nice cross-section of units for the Fine Molds or Wingsy kits.

Mitsubishi A5M Pt.2 Mitsubishi A5M Pt.2

The subjects include:

  • A5M2b, 3-108, 12 Kokutai, Anqing AB, China, 1938
  • A5M2b, _-218, 14 Kokutai, Senzao Dao, China, 1938
  • A5M2b, 3-162, 12 Kokutai, Anqing AB, China 1938
  • A5M4, W-121, Soryu Fighter Group, Japan, 1939
  • A5M4, _-317, 14 Kokutai, Halkou AB, China, 1939
  • A5M4, 9-137, 14 Kokutai, Nanning AB, China, 1940
  • A5M4, S-160, Chitose Kokutai, Rol Island, 1941
  • A5M4, S-153, Chitose Kokutai, Rol Island, 1941
  • A5M2b, 9-176, 14 Kokutai, Nanning AB, China, 1940
  • A5M4, U-114, Hyakurihara Kokutai, Hyakurihara AB, 1940
  • A5M4, _-151, Suzuka Kokutai, Suzuka AB, 1940
  • A5M4, G-102, Genzan Kokutai, 1940
  • A5M4, _-163, Oita Kokutai, Oita AB, 1943

This set comes complete with a full set of national markings, distinctive unit markings, and basic airframe stenciling. You can purchase these decals directly from Lifelike Decals. My sincere thanks to Lifelike Decals for this review sample!

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