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USN S2F-1 Tracker

Caracal Models 1/48 USN S2F-1 Tracker Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2013 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject USN S2F-1 Tracker Scale 1/48
Set Number 48040 Pros Two 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 new Kinetic 1/48 S2F-1 Tracker kit. This set provides two early overall Dark Sea Blue examples wearing distinctive unit markings.

USN S2F-1 Tracker USN S2F-1 Tracker

The subjects covered in this set include:

  • S2F-1, 133320, VS-21, BS/1, USS Princeton, 1956
  • S2F-1, 133258, VS-20, SV/18, USS Princeton, 1956

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!