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B-58 Hustler

Caracal Models 1/48 B-58 Hustler Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2014 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject B-58 Hustler Scale 1/48
Set Number 48059 Pros Options for 19 aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $19.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models designed for the Revell (Monogram) 1/48 B-58 Hustler kit. This set provides markings for 19 aircraft. If you look below, this set is produced on three sheets of decals (plus one small sheet not shown) to render all of those options.

B-58 Hustler B-58 Hustler

The subjects covered in this set include:

  • B-58A, 61-2068, 305 BW, Bunker Hill AFB, 'Deputy Dawg'
  • B-58A, 60-1110, 305 BW, Bunker Hill AFB, 'City of Kokomo'
  • B-58A, 59-2428, 43 BW, Carswell AFB, 'Ben Hur'
  • B-58A, 59-2461, 305 BW, Bunker Hill AFB, 'Hoosier Hustler'
  • B-58A, 58-1016, 43 BW, Carswell AFB, 'Champion of Champions'
  • B-58A, 58-1009, 43 BW, Little Rock AFB, 'Bonanza'
  • B-58A, 59-2435, Flight Test, 'Shackbuster'
  • B-58A, 59-2430, 43 BW, Carswell AFB
  • B-58A, 59-2447, 43 BW, Carswell AFB, 'Rapid Rabbit'
  • B-58A, 59-2458, 43 BW, Carswell AFB, 'Bendix Trophy Winner'
  • B-58A, 61-2053, 305 BW, Bunker Hill AFB, carries 2nd BW badge on tail
  • B-58A, 59-2451, 43 BW, Carswell AFB, 'The Firefly'
  • B-58A, 55-0662, AFFTC
  • B-58A, 55-0660, AFFTC, First B-58 Flight and Early Evaluation Scheme
  • B-58A, 55-0661, AFFTC
  • B-58A, 55-0665, AFFTC
  • TB-58A, 55-0662, AFFTC, XB-70 Chase
  • B-58A, 59-2428, Project Bullseye notional SEA scheme
  • B-58A, 55-0660, AFFTC, Late Evaluation Scheme

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