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1/72 Irish Air Corps 1926-1956 decal sheet

Product # 7221 for 14

Product Article by Steve Bamford on May 9 2011

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This new Limited Edition decal sheet from Max Decals includes markings for 18 different types of aircraft (30 aircraft in all.....including 3 with noseart) flown by the Irish Air Corps between 1926 and 1956

The aircraft include the following:

  • Avro 621 #A 9 circa 1930's with black fuselage and silver wings.  

  • DH 84 Dragon IIc #18 1937 with green fuselage and silver wings.  Use the AIMS-Rugrat resin kit.

  • DH 84 Dragon IIc #18 1941 with green and brown upper surfaces and silver lower surfaces.  Use the AIMS-Rugrat resin kit.

  • Hawker Hind # 70 circa July 1940 with green and brown upper surfaces and silver lower surfaces.  Use the AZ Models kit.

  • Hawker Hector # 88 circa Sept 1940 with green and brown upper surfaces and silver lower surfaces.  Use the A Model kit. 

  • Fairey Battle target tug # 92 circa 1940 with green and brown upper surfaces and silver lower surfaces.  This aircraft include noseart.  Use the MPM kit. 

  • Westland Lysander Mk II #63 in late 1940 with green and brown upper surfaces and light grey or silver lower surfaces.   This aircraft include noseart.  Use Revell or Airfix kit.

  • Westland Lysander Mk II #66 post war target tug in overall silver lower surfaces.  Use Revell or Airfix kit.

  • Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard # M1 in 1922 with overall khaki and doped linen on the undersides of the wings.  Use the either the Pegasus or Czechmaster kits.

  • Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard # 1 post 1924 with overall silver.  Use the either the Pegasus or Czechmaster kits.

  • Avro 504K AIII in 1922  with overall khaki and doped linen on the undersides of the wings.  Use either the Airfix or A Model kit.

  • Bristol F.2B # BF VII in 1922  with overall khaki and doped linen on the undersides of the wings.  Use the Roden kit.

  • Bristol F.2B Mk II # 22 in 1928 in overall silver with grey forward fuselage metal panels.  Use the Roden kit.

  • DH 60 Cirrus Moth #23 in 1927 in overall silver.  Use the Chorozy Modelbud resin kit. 

  • Supermarine Walrus Mk1 #N18 in overall silver delivery scheme in 1939.  Use the Revell/Matchbox kit.

  • Supermarine Walrus Mk1 #18 with green and brown upper surfaces and silver lower surfaces.  Use the Revell/Matchbox kit.

  • Supermarine Walrus Mk1 #20 with green and brown upper surfaces and silver lower surfaces.  Use the Revell/Matchbox kit.

  • Grunau Baby II Glider in 1936 in overall dope silver with a metal nose.  Use the Czechmaster Resin kit.

  • Lockheed Hudson MK1 #91 in 1942 with green and brown upper surfaces and black lower surfaces.  Use the Airfix or MPM kit. 

  • Avro Anson Mk1 #21 in 1938 with mid green fuselage and engine cowls and silver wings.  Use the Airfix or Special Hobby kit. 

  • Avro Anson Mk1 #41 in 1943 with green and brown upper surfaces and black lower surfaces.  Use the Airfix or Special Hobby kit. 

  • Avro Anson Mk1 #44 in 1939 with green and brown upper surfaces and black lower surfaces.  Use the Airfix or Special Hobby kit. 

  • Miles Martinet M.25 # 145 Target tug in 1946 in overall silver.  Use Pavla Models kit.

  • Gloster Gladiator #26 in 1938 in Titanine TE348 green with silver wings.  Use the Sword or Revell/Matchbox kits.

  • Gloster Gladiator #26 in July 1940 with overall green brown camo.  Use the Sword or Revell/Matchbox kits.

  • Hawker Hurricane Mk II # 115 in late 1945 in dark green and ocean grey camo with medium sea grey undersides and a red spinner.  Use any Hurricane Mk IIc kit.

  • Supermarine Seafire LF III # 153 in 1950 in overall BS 283 aircraft grey green with a red spinner.  This aircraft include noseart.  Use Admiral or any Spitfire Vc converted kit.

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Max Decals has outdone themselves on this sheet.  There are 2 decal sheets to cover all the markings and the decals are grouped for each aircraft to make finding them much easier.  There are plenty of national markings, so you will be able to amass quite the collection of Irish Air Corps aircraft for your display case.  The stripes for the rudder and wings will have to be cut from longer stripes on the decal sheet, which makes sense considering the large number of aircraft types on this decal sheet.  The instruction sheets are very good about showing your 4 view profiles to show you the layout of the camo and/or paint scheme.  Plus the instructions guide you through the process to create each aircraft from the kits that are available on the market. 

Special thanks goes out to Kevin Byrne and Paddy Cummins for their help on this decal sheet.

I applaud Max Decals for pulling together all these many Irish aircraft together onto one decals sheet, now your only question is which one to build for the next St Patrick's Day.

You can buy this sheet direct from the Max Decals website.

I'd like to thank Max Decals for the review sample.

Steve Bamford

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