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Irish Air Corps

Max Decals 1/48 Irish Air Corps 1922-1956 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2011 Manufacturer Max Decals
Subject Irish Air Corps 1922-1956 Scale 1/48
Set Number 4821 Pros Options for 12 aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (Euro) €14.00

First Look

This interesting release just arrived in the mailbox today. From Max Decals in Ireland, set number 4821 covers the Irish Air Corps between 1922 and 1956. There's a little for everyone here. This set compliments the previous release featuring Irish Air Corps subjects between 1990-2010 ( look here).

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This decal set comes on two sheets and provides markings for 12 aircraft:

  • Gladiator Mk.1, 26, 1938
  • Lysander Mk.II, 63, 1940
  • Seafire LF.III, 153, 1950
  • Hurricane Mk.IIc, 115, 1945
  • DHC-1 Chipmunk, 169, 1952
  • Vampire T.55, 186, 1968
  • Walrus Mk.I, N18 (1939) or 18 (1941)
  • Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard, M1 (1922) or No.1 (1924)
  • Avro 504K, A111, 1922
  • Bristol F2B, BFVII, 1922
  • DH60 Cirrus Moth, 23, 1927
  • Puma (1/32 scale), 1240, 1981 (bonus feature)

Each subject comes with the unique stenciling and markings used by the IAC and as provided, you can build and mark up nearly all of the subjects.

The instructions provide good paint and marking references as well as an invaluable list of sources for each of these subjects in 1/48 scale. If you're looking for some different markings for your next project, these colorful Irish Air Corps subjects are just the ticket.

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

My sincere thanks to Max Decals for this review sample!