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C-141 Starlifter

Caracal Models 1/144 C-141 Starlifter Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2016 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject C-141 Starlifter Scale 1/144
Set Number 144002 Pros Outstanding selection of subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models providing eleven different markings options for the Roden 1/144 C-141 Starlifter kits. This set is really a superset of markings as you'll see below. Let's take a look:

C-141 Starlifter C-141 Starlifter

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • C-141B, 64-0610, 437 MAW, Charleston AFB, 1986, 'City of Charleston II'
  • C-141B, 67-0021, 164 AW/TN ANG, 2000
  • C-141B, 66-0140, 446 AW, McChord AFB, 2000
  • C-141B, 66-0132, 445 AW, Wright-Patterson AFB, 2004
  • C-141B, 66-0177, 445 AW, Wright-Patterson AFB, 1990s, 'Hanoi Taxi'
  • C-141B, 66-0177, 445 AW, Wright-Patterson AFB, 2005, 'Hanoi Taxi'
  • C-141A, 66-0162, 438 MAW, McGuire AFB, 1971
  • C-141A, 66-0177, 63 MAW, Norton AFB, 1973, 'Hanoi Taxi'
  • C-141A, 66-0146, 437 MAW, Charleston AFB, 1960s,
  • L-300, 714, NASA/Kupier Flying Observatory
  • C-141B, 64-0625, 459 AW, Andrews AFB

This set includes all of the relevant airframe markings and even includes one set of airframe stencils.

If you're looking for a nice variety of decal options with the associated variety of color schemes, this set is nicely done and provides you with one white/blue NASA subject, one bare metal subject, several airlift white/gray subjects, several gray subjects, and one Europe I subject. Nice!

My sincere thanks to Caracal Models for this review sample!