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F/A-18C/D Dual Chaff Buckets

MAW Decals 1/48 F/A-18C/D Dual Chaff Buckets First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2006 Manufacturer MAW Decals
Subject F/A-18C/D Dual Chaff Buckets Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48-R003 Primary Media Resin
Pros Very simple update for the Hasegawa Hornets Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $4.99

First Look

F/A-18C/D Dual Chaff Buckets
F/A-18C/D Dual Chaff Buckets

Here is a simple update to bring the Hasegawa 1/48 F/A-18C or F/A-18D Hornet kit up to date. This set consists of four resin parts cast in white resin and will be one of the easiest resin conversions you could ever do. These parts provide two dual chaff/flare launchers in fairings that are added just ahead of the main landing gear, under the intakes. The rear of the chaff/flare launchers are faired into the forward main gear doors, so a new set of doors is also provided with the proper fairings in place.

Piece of cake.

What's more, this is a very reasonably-priced update at under $5 USD, so you can bring all of your Hornets up to date.

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

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