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F-16C/D Vipers - The Next Generation Part 1

Caracal Models 1/48 F-16C/D Vipers - The Next Generation Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2013 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject F-16C/D Vipers - The Next Generation Part 1 Scale 1/48
Set Number 48037 Pros Four very distinctive aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $14.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models that will provide some interesting options for your favorite 1/48 late-block F-16C kit. There are four subjects plus two sets of stencils so you can render two complete aircraft out of this one release.

F-16C/D Vipers - The Next Generation Part 1 F-16C/D Vipers - The Next Generation Part 1

The subjects covered in this set include:

  • F-16C Block 52, 03-0060, Polish AF, Tigermeet 2011
  • F-16C Block 52, 08-8016, Royal Moroccan AF, 2012
  • F-16C Block 40, 98-2012, Royal Bahraini AF, 2012
  • F-16C Block 50, 01-2116, Royal Air Force of Oman, 2010

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!