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Mitsubishi A5M Pt.3

Lifelike Decals 1/48 Mitsubishi A5M Pt.3 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2018 Manufacturer Lifelike Decals
Subject Mitsubishi A5M Pt.3 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48055 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.3 Mitsubishi A5M Pt.3

The subjects include:

  • A5M2b, 3-155, 12 Kokutai, KongDa AB, China, 1938
  • A5M2b, 10-113, 15 Kokutai, JiuJiang AB, China, 1938
  • A5M4, W-101, Soryu Fighter Group, Japan, 1939
  • A5M4, W-102, Soryu Fighter Group, Japan, 1939
  • A5M4, W-102, Soryu Fighter Group, Japan, 1939
  • A5M4, W-114, Soryu Fighter Group, East China Sea, 1938
  • A5M4, VII-111, Soryu Fighter Group, Kasanohara AB, 1941
  • A5M4, VII-119, Soryu Fighter Group, Kasanohara AB, 1941
  • A5M4, _278, 14 Kokutai, Haikou AB, China, 1039
  • A5M4, 9-156, 14 Kokutai, Haikou AB, China, 1939
  • A5M4, QI-107, Soryu Fighter Group, Sanya AB, 1940
  • A5M4, M-103, Miho Kokutai, Miho AB, 1943-45
  • A5M4, _-105, Kasumigaura Kokutai, Kasumigaura 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!