Caracal Models has released seven brand-new, exciting decal sheets this month

We also reprinted our 1/48 scale Vietnam War F-104 Starfighter sheet.

We will start shipping these decals on January 20, and all are available for pre-ordering now.

CD48140 – 1/48 F-35A Joint Strike Fighter :  A very comprehensive sheet with markings for every F-35A operator – designed for the Meng kit.

Caracal Models CD48140 – F-35A Joint Strike Fighter

Our latest decal sheet for the F-35 is dedicated to the conventional take-off/landing (CTOL) version of the Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35A. We provide accurate markings for all current operators of this important type.

The options on this decal sheet are:

  • F-35A "A35-001", Royal Australian Air Force
  • F-35A "A35-003", Royal Australian Air Force
  • F-35A "902", Israeli Air Force
  • F-35A "32-01", Italian Air Force
  • F-35A "32-05", Italian Air Force
  • F-35A "79-8704", Japanese Air Self Defense Force
  • F-35A "18-001", Republic of Korea Air Force
  • F-35A "F-001", Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • F-35A "F-002", Royal Netherlands Air Force
  • F-35A "5148", Royal Norwegian Air Force
  • F-35A "5205", Royal Norwegian Air Force
  • F-35A "18-0001", Turkish Air Force
  • F-35A 11-5023, USAF
  • F-35A 12-5049, USAF
  • F-35A 14-5100, USAF
  • F-35A 12-5050, USAF
  • F-35A 13-5072, USAF
  • F-35A 10-5011, USAF

**markings for F-35A "902", Israeli Air Force**

 

The F-35A/B stencilling sheet in this set is also available separately as a Caracal Models Basics item (CDB48005). The recommended kit is the Meng and Kitty Hawk F-35A kits in 1/48 scale.

We will start shipping this decal sheet on January 16, 2019.
You can preorder this decal sheet securely with your credit card or PayPal account now.
The price includes free US shipping. International shipping is only $5.50 extra. Texas residents pay 8.25% state sales tax.

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Caracal Models CD48143 – F-105F/G "Wild Weasels"

This comprehensive decal sheet is a tribute to the F-105F/G Wild Weasel and the USAF aviators who flew them for the very dangerous SAM suppression missions in Vietnam. Designed to fit the Monogram and Hobby Boss kits, it features 10 Wild Weasels from the Vietnam War to the last days of the type's service in the 1980s.

The options on this decal sheet are:

  • F-105G 63-8320 "Cooters"
  • F-105G 63-8305
  • F-105G 63-8296
  • EF-105F 62-4428 "Red Ball"
  • F-105G 62-4434
  • F-105G 63-8301 "Jinkin' Josie"
  • F-105G 62-4423, Georgia ANG
  • F-105G 63-8316, Georgia ANG
  • F-105G 63-8340
  • F-105G 63-8362, Virginia ANG

Accurate stencilling and national insignia to build any one of the options is included. All of the sheets in this set were professionally screen printed by Cartograf in Italy.

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Caracal Models CD48147 – RF-101C Part 2

Our second 1/48 scale sheet for the Kitty Hawk RF-101C kit features six options : two colorful natural-metal jets in addition to an ADC Gray example and three Vietnam War-era jets with unique nose art.

The options on this decal sheet are:

  • RF-101C 56-0186, 20 TRS
  • RF-101C 56-0124, 66 TRW
  • RF-101C 56-0179
  • RF-101C 56-0176, "Gerry's Clown", 45 TRS, Tan Son Nhut AB
  • RF-101C 56-0166, "Luv Bug", 45 TRS, Tan Son Nhut AB
  • RF-101C 56-0105, "The Iron Eyeball", 45 TRS, Tan Son Nhut AB

Accurate stencilling and national insignia to build any one of the options is included. The main markings sheet was professionally screen printed by Cartograf in Italy. The national insignia sheet was printed by Microscale in the USA.

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Caracal Models CD48149 – F-15E Lakenheath Strike Eagles

The subjects in our first 1/48 scale sheet for the F-15E Strike Eagle consist of 10 aircraft from the 492nd and 494th Fighter Squadrons based at RAF Lakenheath in the UK.

Seven of these Strike Eagles wear unique and attractive nose art with popular culture subjects; applied for the 2018 deployment of the 494th in the Middle East. We also include markings for a 492nd FS jet and for the commanders' jets for both units. Unique and colorful air intake cover markings for both units are also included on the sheet.

The options on this decal sheet are:

  • F-15E 91-0311 "Lady Liberty", 494th FS
  • F-15E 91-0324 "White Walrus", 494th FS
  • F-15E 91-0326 "Ravage", 494th FS
  • F-15E 91-0329 "Deadpool", 494th FS
  • F-15E 91-0335 "Megalodon", 494th FS
  • F-15E 00-3003 "Gears of War", 494th FS
  • F-15E 00-3004 "Bullseye", 494th FS
  • F-15E 91-0320 , 494th FS
  • F-15E 97-0221 , 492nd FS
  • F-15E 97-0219 , 492nd FS

Accurate stencilling and national insignia to build any one of the options is included. All of the sheets in this set were professionally screen printed by Cartograf in Italy.

 

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Caracal Models CD144013 – C-97/KC-97 Stratofreighter

Derived from the B-29, the C-97/KC-97 served for many years as an important transport & tanker type for the US Air Force. This 1/144 sheet provides 10 marking options for both tanker and transport versions.

The options on this decal sheet are:

  • KC-97L 52-0833, Ohio Air National Guard
  • KC-97L 52-0905, Wisconsin Air National Guard
  • KC-97L 53-0244, Arizona Air National Guard
  • KC-97L 52-0901, Illinois Air National Guard
  • KC-97L 53-0310, Texas Air National Guard
  • KC-97L 53-0307, Missouri Air National Guard
  • HC-97G 53-0165, 305th Air Reserve Rescue Squadron
  • C-97A 49-2603, Oklahoma Air National Guard
  • C-97A 49-2601, New York Air National Guard
  • KC-97G 53-0166, Strategic Air Command

 

Accurate stencilling and national insignia to build any one of the options is included. This decal sheet was professionally screen printed by Cartograf in Italy.

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Caracal Models Basics CDB48005 – F-35A/B Stencils

This Basics sheet provides accurately designed and scaled general stencilling for F-35A/B Lightning II.

Decals in our new Basics line have NO PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS included.Instructions can be downloaded printable PDF format here after January 15, 2019.

This sheet was professionally screen printed by Cartograf in Italy.

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Caracal Models Basics CDB48006 – F-15E Stencils & National Insignia

This Basics sheet provides accurately designed and scaled general stencilling and national insignia for current (after 2017) F-15E Strike Eagles.

Decals in our new Basics line have NO PRINTED INSTRUCTIONS included.Instructions can be downloaded printable PDF format here after January 15, 2019.

This sheet was professionally screen printed by Cartograf in Italy.

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CD48102 – F-104C in Vietnam

Our first sheet for the F-104 is dedicated to the Vietnam War service of Lockheed's famous "missile with a man in it". This set features markings for two silver and eight camouflaged Starfighters, for a total of 10 options:

  • F-104C 56-0919, 479 TFW – Da Nang AB, 1965
  • F-104C 56-0892, 479 TFW – Da Nang AB, 1965
  • F-104C 56-0891 "NancyJ / Snoopy Sniper", 479 TFW – Udorn AB, 1966
  • F-104C 56-0892 "Miss Bevie J VI / My Darlin Dorothy", 479 TFW – Udorn AB, 1966
  • F-104C 56-0898, 479 TFW – Udorn AB, 1966
  • F-104C 56-0910 "Pussycat", 479 TFW – Udorn AB, 1966
  • F-104C 56-0938 "Show Me", 479 TFW – Udorn AB, 1966
  • F-104C 57-0923 "Helloo Dolly", 479 TFW – Udorn AB, 1966
  • F-104C 57-0925 "Smoke II", 479 TFW – Udorn AB, 1966
  • F-104C 57-0927 "Debbie Sue", 479 TFW – Udorn AB, 1966

Accurate Vietnam-era stencilling for one silver and one camouflaged aircraft are included. We also provide white and black alternatives for the USAF serial numbers applied on the camouflaged aircraft – these numbers were white during the early stage of deployment. This set was professionally screen printed by Cartograf in Italy.

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AIRFIX new-for-2019 NEW KITS+Figures ON 1/76

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North American P-51D Mustang 1:48

A thoroughbred fighting aeroplane, the P-51D Mustang was produced in greater numbers than any other variant and introduced a number of improvements over earlier models. With a new wing design, teardrop canopy and lower rear fuselage, the P-51D was the mount of many USAAF aces and became the primary US fighter in the European Theatre, following its introduction in mid 1944.

Scale 1:48
Skill 3
Flying Hours 3
Number of Parts 147
Dimensions (mm) L205 x W236
Age Suitability 8+

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Douglas A-4B/Q Skyhawk 1:72

The A-4 Skyhawk is a carrier-capable ground-attack aircraft designed for the US Navy and Marine Corps. Skyhawks were the Navy's primary light bomber used over North Vietnam. The Argentine air force also used the type during the Falklands War in 1982.

Scale 1:72
Skill 2
Flying Hours 1
Number of Parts 75
Dimensions (mm) L178 x W116
Age Suitability 8+


Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F 'Fresco' 1:72


Messerschmitt Me262A-2a ‘Sturmvogel’ 1:72

Despite being the most advanced aircraft of WWII, Adolf Hitler insisted that the Me262 be developed into a fast attack bomber, diverting valuable resources from much needed fighter production. Known as the ‘Stormbird’ the attack version included hard points for two 500kg bombs under the nose of the aircraft, with its speed making it almost invulnerable from Allied air interception.


de Havilland D.H.82a Tiger Moth 1:48

Even though the classic de Havilland Tiger Moth has to be considered one of the most important aircraft in the history of British aviation, it rarely receives the popular respect it deserves and is usually in the shadow of more glamourous types, such as the Supermarine Spitfire and de Havilland’s own Mosquito. Despite this, without the availability of thousands of Tiger Moths to train a constant stream of pilots for military and civilian service, Britain and her Commonwealth would have been in real trouble during WWII and most pilots who would go on to fly the numerous Allied aircraft types of the Second World War would have ‘learnt their trade’ on this classic training aircraft.
Coming from a successful line of biplane designs, the DH.82 Tiger Moth made its first flight in October 1931 and was the result of the Company’s founder wanting to produce an aircraft superior to its predecessors, whilst possessing enough appeal to attract interest from several different aviation sectors. Its success resulted in an immediate order from the RAF, who viewed the aircraft as an ideal primary trainer for pilots beginning on their flying careers and destined to fly their latest front line aircraft. Their modest original order was followed up by several subsequent orders and as the world descended into conflict in 1939, the Royal Air Force would have around 500 Tiger Moths on strength. Many more examples were owned by flying clubs all over the country and many of these would also being pressed into military service, due to the need to train as many new pilots as possible. With its growing reputation, the aircraft also secured many overseas orders, ensuring that the de Havilland production lines were fully committed in supplying this superb aircraft.
From the perspective of the student pilot, the Tiger Moth was a relatively stable and forgiving aircraft to fly, with few handling vices and generally supportive of the odd silly mistake. It has been described as an ‘easy aeroplane to fly but a difficult one to fly well’, which seemed to have made this the ideal aircraft to serve as a primary/basic trainer for large numbers of future pilots destined for the war effort. As Britain prepared for invasion during the early summer of 1940, there were plans for the gentle natured Tiger Moth to show a much more aggressive side and support the Spitfire and Hurricane pilots they had previously trained. ‘Operation Banquet’ called for the use of every available aircraft in the defence of Britain’s coastline, attacking any potential invasion force by all means at their disposal. This would see even the most unlikely of aircraft equipped with bomb racks and given a new offensive capability. Should a German invasion have been attempted, there would have been the very real possibility of swarms of bomb laden Tiger Moths raining fury on the enemy troops below, as Britain used every means in her power to ensure the failure of such a cross channel incursion. Thankfully, due in no small part to the qualities of this effective pilot maker and the resolve of the Royal Air Force, German invasion plans were indefinitely postponed following the Luftwaffe’s inability to score a decisive victory during the Battle of Britain.
With many Tiger Moths remaining in airworthy condition, it is interesting to consider that this famous basic training aircraft is still doing the same job today as it did during its service introduction in the 1930s. The magnificent Tiger Moth allows potential Warbird pilots the opportunity to gain valuable experience flying a ‘taildragger’ aircraft, before eventually moving on to display the Spitfires and Mustangs which thrill the crowds at Airshows all over the world.


Gloster Gladiator Mk.I/Mk.II 1:72

The Gloster Gladiator was developed from the Gloster Gauntlet as a private venture, and represented both the peak and the end of the biplane fighter. In many air arms it smoothed the transition to monoplane fighters, and in confronting aircraft of its own era it performed well.


Northrop P-61 Black Widow 1:72

One of the most distinctive aircraft of the Second World War, the P-61 Black Widow was the first US aircraft designed specifically for combat at night and the first developed with radar as its primary method of target detection. Powered by two mighty Pratt & Whitney Double Wasp engines, this was a very big aeroplane for a fighter, but if it managed to detect an enemy aircraft, its impressive array of offensive firepower would usually result in the Black Widow living up to its sinister name. It is thought that a P-61 Black Widow operating in the Pacific Theatre scored the final Allied aerial victory of the Second World War, in the hours just prior to Japan’s surrender.


Savoia-Marchetti SM79 1:72

The Savoia-Marchetti SM79 ‘Sparrowhawk’ was Italy’s main medium bomber of the Second World War and one of the most effective bombers operated by Axis forces. With its unusual three engined configuration, the SM79 was a relatively fast aeroplane, possessing excellent endurance, which made it especially effective in operations over the Mediterranean. As a torpedo bomber, the SM79 earned a reputation for being one of the best anti-shipping aircraft of WWII and should the aircraft have to land on water as a result of damage sustained during an attack, the wooden wings and fabric covered fuselage gave the crew ample time to take to their life rafts. After the armistice with Italy, around 36 ‘Sparrowhawks’ continued to fight with the Germans, some wearing Luftwaffe markings.

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Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.4 1:72

For most RAF pilots serving between 1960 and 1988, the Hunting Aircraft (BAC) Jet Provost will be an extremely familiar aircraft to them. Forming the backbone of RAF pilot training during this period, the Jet Provost was distinctive by its broad fuselage profile, which allowed for a relatively spacious side-by-side cockpit arrangement.


Hawker Typhoon Ib 1:72

By 1943 the RAF needed a dedicated ground attack fighter, and the Typhoon was suited to the role. The powerful engine allowed the aircraft to carry a load of up to two 1,000lb (454kg) bombs. From September 1943 Typhoons could also be armed with four "60lb" RP-3 rockets.


Henschel Hs123A-1 1:72

As you might expect from a new aircraft manufacturer previously involved in the production of railway locomotives, the Henschel Hs123 biplane attack aircraft was as tough as they come. Intended as a dive bomber and close air support aircraft, the Hs123 performed well during its combat introduction in the Spanish Civil War, however, its lack of range and relatively small bomb load saw future development suppressed due to the impending introduction of the monoplane Ju-87 Stuka. Despite this setback, the aircraft still in service at the start of WWII were sent into action, with its pilots perfecting the art of close air support for advancing ground units. Proving to be extremely rugged, these agile little biplanes could absorb significant levels of damage, pressing home their attacks and bringing their pilots home safely. Serving through the Blitzkrieg attacks against Poland, France and the Low Countries, the Hs123 would come into its own during the savage fighting on the Eastern Front, where aircraft would be based close to the front lines, flying several offensive sorties each day. The aircraft proved so effective, that they were only withdrawn from service in the spring of 1944 and only then due to a lack of serviceable aircraft and spares.

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