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O-2 Skymaster

Caracal Models 1/48 O-2 Skymaster Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2016 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject O-2 Skymaster Scale 1/48
Set Number 48084 Pros Six nice subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $11.99

First Look

Here is the latest from Caracal Models, this set is designed for the classic Testors 1/48 O-2 Skymaster (push-me/pull-you) kit. This set has a variety of subjects to choose from including one on exhibit at the Museum of the United States Air Force, one that is famously depicted in Vietnam Air War titles as the all-black Skymaster with the words 'THE FAC' painted on the upper surface of the wing and even a French-built Cessna 337 converted to the FAC configuration for the Portuguese Air Force.

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The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • O-2A, 67-21331, USAF (USAF Museum)
  • O-2A, 67-21422, CA ANG
  • O-2A, 69-7602, 23 TASS/602 TACW, USAF
  • O-2A, 67-21402, USAF, Vietnam, 'The FAC'
  • O-2A, 67-21349, US Army, Yuma Proving Ground
  • CTB-337, 13704, Portuguese AF

This set provides sufficient markings for at least one model.

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!