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F-111A Aardvark

Caracal Models 1/48 F-111A Aardvark Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2019 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject F-111A Aardvark Scale 1/48
Set Number 48139 Pros 13 distinctive subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest decal set from Caracal designed for the Academy or HobbyBoss 1/48 F-111A Aardvark kits. This release provides 13 distinctivel subject options including the early deployment aircraft to Vietnam under Combat Lancer.

F-111A Aardvark F-111A Aardvark

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • F-111A 66-0017, Combat Lancer, Vietnam, 1968
  • F-111A 66-0018, Combat Lancer, Vietnam, 1968
  • F-111A 66-0020, Combat Lancer, Vietnam, 1968
  • F-111A 66-0022, Combat Lancer, Vietnam, 1968
  • F-111A 66-0026, 442 TFS/474 TFW, 1969
  • F-111A 67-0032, 389 TFS/366 TFW, 1979
  • F-111A 67-0034, 430 TFS/474 TFW, 1969
  • F-111A 67-0037, 428 TFS/474 TFW, 1976
  • F-111A 67-0068, 429 TFS/474 TFW, 1972
  • F-111A 67-0070, 391 TFS/366 TFW, 1970
  • F-111A 67-0081, 429 TFS/347 TFW
  • F-111A 67-0092, 429 TFS/474 TFW, 1968
  • F-111A 67-0094, 430 TFS/474 TFW, 1969

This set includes all of the distinctive markings plus stenciling for at least one aircraft. As usual, these decals are nicely printed by Cartograf and are in perfect register.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Caracal Models, visit their website at http://caracalmodels.com.

My sincere thanks to Caracal Models for this review sample!