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F/A-18A+ Upgrade

MAW Decals 1/48 F/A-18A+ Upgrade First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2007 Manufacturer MAW Decals
Subject F/A-18A+ Upgrade Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48-R007 Primary Media Resin
Pros Updates the Hasegawa F/A-18A kit Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $14.99

First Look

MAW-Decals continues its love affair with the F/A-18 Hornet in this latest release. This set updates the Revell/Monogram F/A-18A kit with the updated nose profile used on the late production blocks of the Hornet, adds the IFF antenna system and other distinctive changes found on the upgraded aircraft.

F/A-18A+ Upgrade

Molded in white resin, this set consists of the new radome w/gun ports, a new upper nose section with the bird-cutter IFF antennas, and the other new antennas.

What's more, this is a very reasonably-priced update at under $15 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!