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F/A-18D Non IFF Update

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

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2009 Manufacturer MAW Decals
Subject F/A-18D Non IFF Update Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48-R014 Primary Media Resin
Pros Very simple update for the Hasegawa Hornets Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $4.99

First Look

MAW-Decals continues its love affair with the F/A-18 Hornet in this latest release. This set updates the Hasegawa 1/48 F/A-18D with the additional antennas applied to the late block and refit Hornets with the IFF updates, but this set supports those Deltas that received a number of the updates except for the new IFF system (the bird cutter blade antennas ahead of the windscreen).

F/A-18D Non IFF Update

This set provides the comm antennas, a new navigation antenna and the all-important GPS dome (not shown here but also included). These simply attach to the specified spots on the airframe with a touch of cyano and you're updated!

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!