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F/A-18A-D Non-IFF Update

MAW Decals 1/48 F/A-18A-D Non-IFF Update First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2009 Manufacturer MAW Decals
Subject F/A-18A-D Non-IFF Update Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48-R011 Primary Media Resin
Pros Simple update for the A through D-model Hornet Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $4.99

First Look

MAW-Decals has released another nice resin conversion, this time for the Hasegawa 1/48 F/A-18A-D Hornet kits. This kit allows you to update the Hasegawa (or other 1/48 F/A-18A-D kits) to reflect the updates being applied to the Hornet. While many of the updated Hornets are easily recognizable by the bird-cutter IFF antennas ahead of the windscreen, a number of Hornets were updated sans the IFF.

F/A-18A-D Non-IFF Update

Molded in white resin, this five-part set provides the new swept UHF antennas, GPS dome antenna, and corrected nosegear doors. While the doors are tailored for the Hasegawa kit, this set can be easily applied to any 1/48 F/A-18A, F/A-18B, F/A-18C, and F/A-18D kit.

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 Decals for this review sample!