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AD-5/A-1E Skyraider USN/USMC

Caracal Models 1/48 AD-5/A-1E Skyraider USN/USMC Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2014 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject AD-5/A-1E Skyraider USN/USMC Scale 1/48
Set Number 48050 Pros Options for seven aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $14.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models designed for the recently reissued Revell AG (Matchbox) 1/48 A-1E Skyraider kit. This set provides a nice variety of color schemes with each of the seven examples provided.

AD-5/A-1E Skyraider USN/USMC AD-5/A-1E Skyraider USN/USMC

The subjects covered in this set include:

  • AD-5, 133876, 7T/169, NAS Sand Point, 1960s
  • A-1E, 132466, VA-125, NJ/599, 1965
  • AD-5, 132447, AES-12, -/447, MCAS Quantico, 1960s
  • AD-5, 133893, Naval Air Reserve, L/17, NAS Los Alamitos
  • A-1E, 132442, 6A/191, NAS Anacostia, 1960s
  • A-1G, 132616, -/8, NATF Lakehurst, 1960s
  • AD-5U, 133878, VU-1, UA/54, NAS Barbers Point, 1962

The markings are nicely printed (by Cartograf) and provide all of the distinctive markings and stenciling for two examples. 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!