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Caracal Models 1/48 C-21 USAF Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2015 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject C-21 USAF Scale 1/48
Set Number 48096 Pros Unique subjects
Cons See text Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest from Caracal, this set for the classic Hasegawa 1/48 Learjet 35 kit and provides markings for three USAF and three Air National Guard C-21A Lears.

T-6 T-6

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • C-21A, 84-0069, 81 TRW, Keesler AFB
  • C-21A, 84-0135, 12 FTW, Randolph AFB
  • C-21A, 84-0087, 76 AS, Ramstein AB
  • C-21A, 86-0377, 200 AS, CO ANG
  • C-21A, 84-0096, 118 AS, CT ANG
  • C-21A, 84-0076, 177 AS, ND ANG

This set includes one complete set of airframe stencils and national markings. This set was printed by Microscale and it looks like my example has some print registration problems with the red and light blue which skew the red bars in the smaller national markings, the outstanding unit markings, the two sets of flags, as well as the blue/gold USAFE tailband. This is only on my example and the others from the printer should be fine.

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!