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MAW-Decals 1/48 CH-46 Battle Phrogs 100 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2008 Manufacturer MAW-Decals
Subject CH-46 Battle Phrogs 100 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48-MAW019 Pros Markings for ten different aircraft
Cons Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) Out of Production

First Look

MAW-Decals has released a super set of decals for the Academy 1/48 CH-46 kits. This release provides an excellent cross-section of color/camo schemes for the Marine Corps Sea Knight with a selection of gray, green, and three-color camo aircraft. There are ten subjects in this release!

CH-46 CH-46 CH-46

The aircraft covered in this set are:

  • CH-46E, 153975, YX/601, HMM-166, USS Tripoli, 1987, USMC
  • CH-46E, 154825, YX/605, HMM-166, USS Tripoli, 1987, USMC
  • CH-46E, 156445, YR/07, HMM-161, USMC
  • CH-46E, 154034, YS/01, HMM-162, USS Wasp, 1991, USMC
  • CH-46E, 157703, YW/02, HMM-165, Al Asad, 2007, USMC
  • CH-46E, 154027, YW/03, HMM-165, Al Asad, 2007, USMC
  • CH-46E, 153969, YW/07, HMM-165, Al Asad, 2007, USMC
  • CH-46E, 156457, YW/12, HMM-165, Al Asad, 2007, USMC
  • CH-46E, 157693, YP/01, HMM-163, USMC
  • CH-46E, 154790, YX/604, 'Rockey 604', HMM-166, 15th MEU, USS Bonhomme Richard, lost 9 Dec 1999 during training assault against USNS Pecos

The decal printing is crisp and colorful and the instructions are printed in full color.

The set comes with two sheets of decals, the first covering all of the distinctive markings for the ten aircraft, the second has the walkways and maintenance stencils for one aircraft. If you want to do more than one (and you would want to with these schemes), the second sheet is sold separately as 48-MAW020 and will allow you to do a complete second aircraft. Repeat as desired.

The set also comes with the instructions, color profiles, photo walk arounds and other photo references on a CD-ROM. Nice touch!

If you're looking for a distinctive Marine Corps CH-46 color scheme to use with your next Academy kit, your search is now over. This set is definitely recommended!

For more information about this set and the other releases from MAW-Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to MAW-Decals for this review sample!