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 Mike Grant 1/72 CT-155 Hawk




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Review By:

Scott Van Aken


Also available in 1/48


The latest aircraft to enter the Canadian Air Force inventory is the CT-155 Hawk. A development of the very successful  Bae Hawk T.1, the CT-155 has been optimized with additional systems. This accounts for the longer nose and the sensor on the fin leading edge. It is also equipped with wingtip Sidewinder launch rails which would tell me that it is also to be used as a lead-in fighter trainer and perhaps even an emergency fighter to bolster the F-18 fleet in times of need. From my understanding, this and all other training aircraft are operated and maintained by a civilian contractor; I believe it to be Bombardier.

The aircraft is used not only to train Canadian pilots, but also to train pilots from other NATO countries, as is shown on the fin insignia. They are painted in an overall blue very close to Blue Angel Blue. This should make for easy kit construction. Speaking of kits, there is a kit of this variant of Hawk produced by Italeri in 1/72. If based on the older Italeri Hawk kit, you'll find it makes a nice model, though is quite fiddly with many small parts.

The sheet itself is superbly printed and contains enough spare numbers to do any of the CT-155 fleet. The image of the sheet shown has been darkened somewhat to help show these numbers.

In all, it looks like a super decal sheet and one that will really liven up your Italeri kit.

Review copy courtesy of Mike Grant Decals. Thanks for your support.

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