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AF-1 (A-4M) Skyhawk Brazilian Navy

Caracal Models 1/48 AF-1 (A-4M) Skyhawk Brazilian Navy Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2014 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject AF-1 (A-4M) Skyhawk Brazilian Navy Scale 1/48
Set Number 48070 Pros Nice marking options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $14.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models providing an interesting selection of Brazilian Navy AF-1 Skyhawks, includnig a very colorful anniversary scheme.

AF-1 (A-4M) Skyhawk Brazilian Navy AF-1 (A-4M) Skyhawk Brazilian Navy

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • AF-1, N-1004, Brazilian Navy, 2014, 15th Anniversary Special Scheme
  • AF-1, N-1017, Brazilian Navy, 2011
  • AF-1, N-1021, Brazilian Navy (not mentioned in the instructions)

The instructions provide great information on how to modify the Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M kit into the AF-1 (these AF-1s were former Kuwaiti A-4KU airframes). 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!