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PT-17/N2S Kaydet

Caracal Models 1/48 PT-17/N2S Kaydet Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2014 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject PT-17/N2S Kaydet Scale 1/48
Set Number 48063 Pros Five distinctive aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $9.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models just in time for the recent Revell 1/48 Stearman kit. This set provides two USN, one USAAC, one RCAF, and one Chinese AF examples.

PT-17/N2S Kaydet PT-17/N2S Kaydet

The subjects covered in this set include:

  • N2S-2, 3553, 401, NAS Corpus Christi, TX, 1943
  • N2S-3, 3455, 96, 1942
  • PT-17, 127, USAAC, 1940
  • PT-17, 215977, Chinese AF, 1942
  • PT-27, FJ848, RCAF, 1942

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!