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F/A-18 Posable AN/AAS-38

MAW Decals 1/48 F/A-18 Posable AN/AAS-38 First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2009 Manufacturer MAW Decals
Subject F/A-18 Posable AN/AAS-38 Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48-R004 Primary Media Resin
Pros Very simple update for the Hasegawa Hornets Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $6.99

First Look

MAW-Decals continues its love affair with the F/A-18 Hornet in this latest release. This set provides an AN/AAS-38 Nite Hawk targeting FLIR for the Revell/Monogram 1/48 F/A-18 Hornet kits.

F/A-18 Posable AN/AAS-38

This set include the parts for the FLIR/targeting pod seeker, rotating head, and pod, plus the replacement part for the Revell/Monogram kit to mount the pod in place of the Sparrow missile. The set also includes a mask so that you can paint the seeker face, then protect it while you paint up the remainder of the pod.

This set is a drop-in fit for the Revell-Monogram Hornet kits (not the Super Hornets) and will configure the aircraft to carry a proper laser-guided bomb loadout.

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!