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Desert Air War
Collection Pt.1

Xtradecal, 1/48 scale


Catalogue Number and Price:

Xtradecal Item No. X48236 - Desert Air War Collection Pt.1


GBP £7.49 (export price) GBP £8.99 (EU price) plus shipping available online from Hannants



Contents and Media:

Waterslide decals for six subjects plus instructions and notes.

Review Type:



High quality decals; full colour instructions; five different fighters in six schemes covered; includes all required national markings.


None noted.


This themed release will offer welcome variety for anyone building 1/48 scale Allied Desert War fighter aircraft.

Reviewed by Brett Green



Xtradecal has just released a new 1/48 scale decal set that covers six Allied fighter types in the Desert Air War WWII. This is Part 1, so presumably we can expect more!

Markings for two Spitfire Mk.Vbs, a Tomahawk, Hurricane Mk.Ib; P-40F Warhawk and a North American P-51A are included..



A nice selection of interesting colours are markings are included.



I like these multi-aircraft themed releases as I think you'll be more likely to use more than one set of markings from the sheet. Good value!

Details are as follows:

    1. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop, ES276, 'WD*D', flown by Lt. Sylvan Feld of 4th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group, USAAC, based at La Sebala, Tunisia, June, 1943.

    2. Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.IIb, AM406, 'DX.O' of 4 Squadron, South African Air Force, based at Lille-Seclin, North Africa, May, 1942

    3. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop, ER758, 'S', 'Hero', of 336 (Greek) Squadron, based at Benghazi, Libya, February, 1944.

    4. Hawker Hurricane Mk.Ib, W9291 "M" of 30 Squadron RAF, Edku, North Africa, August 1941.

    5. Curtiss P-40F,'12', 'Jo' of 57th Fighter Group, originally aboard USS Ranger, circa July, 1943.

    6. North American P-51A, serial unknown, 'WU.B', of 225 Squadron, Royal Air Force, based in Algeria, May, 1943

Instructions for the decal sheet are in full colour across one folded double-sided A4 and one A5 sheets.

Both side views and upper and lower views are provided for all four subjects



Colour notes are offered, along with model paint callouts for Xtracolor enamels and Xtracrylix acrylics.

The decals are perfectly printed and feature thin carrier film.



This themed release will offer welcome variety for anyone building 1/48 scale Allied Desert War fighter aircraft.

Thanks to Hannants for the review sample

Xtradecals are available online from Hannants' website

Review Text Copyright © 2023 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 16 May, 2023
Last updated 16 May, 2023

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