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T-38A Talon

Caracal Models 1/48 T-38A Talon Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2013 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject T-38A Talon Scale 1/48
Set Number 48032 Pros Ten distinctive aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $14.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models just in time for the Wolfpack 1/48 T-38A Talon kit. This set provides ten examples wearing distinctive unit markings.

T-38A Talon T-38A Talon

The subjects covered in this set include:

  • T-38A, 67-14833, 49 TFW, Holloman AFB, 2011
  • T-38A, 68-8150, 49 TFW, Holloman AFB, 2005
  • T-38A, 62-3702, 1 TFW, Langley AFB, 2012
  • AT-38B, 63-8215, 586 FTS, Holloman AFB, 2005
  • T-38A, 65-10470, 90 FTS, Sheppard AFB, 2006
  • T-38A, 66-4389, 560 FTS, Randolph AFB, 2001
  • T-38A, 64-13216, 87 FTS, Laughlin AFB, 2005
  • T-38A, 70-1564, 49 FTS, Moody AFB, 2003
  • T-38A, 68-8110, 25 FTS, Vance AFB, 2005
  • T-38A, 67-14850, 50 FTS, Columbus AFB, 2003

The markings are nicely printed (by Cartograf) and provide national markings, distinctive tail art markings as well as a nice set of airframe stencils. The decals are all single-layer - none of them require you to stack one decal atop another to recreate complex art as with some other decal manufacturers.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Caracal Models, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Caracal Models for this review sample!