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NACA/NASA Insignia


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Cutting Edge Decals



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Catalogue Number:

CED48236 - NASA / NACA Insignia

Scale: Suitable for various scales
Contents and Media: Generic placement guide; 1 x full-size decal sheet.
Price: USD$8.99 from Meteor Productions website
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Early and late styles supplied in various sizes; black and white sets of digits (0-9) also supplied; perfect register; thin carrier film; suitable to a range of sizes in addition to 1/48
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions




CED48236 provides the insignia of the NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) in various sizes. 

The NACA insignia is provided in the earlier 'shield' type as well as the latter style of the letters 'NACA' within a set of wings.

There are four different types of NASA Insignia provided:

        The NASA insignia or "Meatball" as it is referred to

        The modified meatball insignia for use on aircraft

        The NASA logo or 'worm' in red, white and black.

        The NASA logo in red for use on aircraft.


Also included on the sheet are 12 sets of black and eight sets of white 0 though 9 numerals in various sizes in the font used by NASA on their aircraft.

The decals themselves look as if they are Microscale products.  Nice and thin, in perfect register with minimal film surrounding each design.  There is a placement guide as such but it really just shows pictures of aircraft through the ages wearing the various different styles of logos.  It does however offer one pertinent note that there were a number of styles of logos and markings worn by NASA aircraft and you should check your references when contemplating modelling one of their aircraft.

The sheet number is 48236 indicating that the markings are to 1/48 scale.  This is not the case as the insignia and logos are in all scales and sizes.

If you want to know more about the NASA insignia and logos take a trip to their web site at http://history.nasa.gov/meatball.htm or http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/insignia/

A nice sheet from Cutting Edge that will fill a niche.  Now you have no excuse for not producing a NASA T-38.


Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the review samples..

Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
Meteor Productions website

Review Copyright 2003 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 12 September, 2003
Last updated 12 September, 2003

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