Cybermodeler Online

Celebrating 24 years of hobby news and reviews




The appearance of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Defense, or NASA imagery or art does not constitute an endorsement nor is Cybermodeler Online affiliated with these organizations.


  • Facebook
  • Parler
  • Twitter
  • RSS
  • YouTube

FB-111A SAC 'Dark Varks'

Caracal Models 1/48 FB-111A SAC 'Dark Varks' Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2018 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject FB-111A SAC 'Dark Varks' Scale 1/48
Set Number 48111 Pros Nine unique subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest from Caracal, this set provides an interesting selection of FB-111A in SAC service before the bombers were transfered into Air Combat Command to be redesignated as F-111G. This set is designed for the Academy kit. These decals are all printed single layer by Cartograf and the printing looks great as usual.

FB-111A SAC 'Dark Varks'FB-111A SAC 'Dark Varks'

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • FB-111A, 69-6509, 509 BW, Pease AFB, 'Max Effort'
  • FB-111A, 69-6508, 509 BW, Pease AFB, 'Strange Cargo'
  • FB-111A, 68-0287, 509 BW, Pease AFB, 'Liberator II'
  • FB-111A, 68-0284, 509 BW, Pease AFB, 'Next Objective'
  • FB-111A, 69-6513, 509 BW, Pease AFB, 'Top Secret'
  • FB-111A, 68-0265, 380 BW, Plattsburgh AFB, 'Net Results'
  • FB-111A, 67-0163, 380 BW, Plattsburgh AFB, 'Moonlight Maid'
  • FB-111A, 67-7192, 380 BW, Plattsburgh AFB, 'Slightly Dangerous'
  • FB-111A, 69-6507, 380 BW, Plattsburgh AFB, 'Madame Queen'

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!