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F-16C/D 'Dark Vipers'

Caracal Models 1/48 F-16C/D 'Dark Vipers' Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2015 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject F-16C/D 'Dark Vipers' Scale 1/48
Set Number 48093 Pros Unique subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest from Caracal, this set for your favorite 1/48 F-16CJ/F-16DJ kit with CCIP updates. This set provides Block 50 (GE power/MSIP inlet) and Block 52 (Pratt power/narrow inlet) examples. These decals are all printed single layer by Cartograf and the printing looks great as usual.

F-16C/D 'Dark Vipers' F-16C/D 'Dark Vipers'

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • F-16CM Block 50, 91-0410, 148 FW/MN ANG, 2014
  • F-16CM Block 50, 90-0831, 148 FW/MN ANG, 2015
  • F-16DM Block 50, 90-0846, 148 FW/MN ANG, 2015
  • F-16CM Block 52, 93-0545, 169 FW/SC ANG, 2015
  • F-16CM Block 52, 92-3916, 169 FW/SC ANG, 2015

This set includes two complete sets of stenciling and walkways.

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!