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F-35A Joint Strike Fighter

Caracal Models 1/48 F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2019 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject F-35A Joint Strike Fighter Scale 1/48
Set Number 48140 Pros 18 distinctive subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest from Caracal, this set provides some interesting subjects for the Meng 1/48 F-35A Lightning II kit. All of the decals are printed single layer by Cartograf and the printing looks great as usual.

F-35A Joint Strike FighterF-35A Joint Strike Fighter

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • F-35A, A35-001, RAAF
  • F-35A, A35-003, RAAF
  • F-35A, 902, Israeli AF
  • F-35A, 32-01, Italian AF
  • F-35A, 32-05, Italian AF
  • F-35A, 79-8704, JASDF
  • F-35A, 18-001, RoKAF
  • F-35A, F-001, Royal Netherlands AF
  • F-35A, F-002, Royal Netherlands AF
  • F-35A, 5148, Royal Norwegian AF
  • F-35A, 5205, Royal Norwegian AF
  • F-35A, 11-5023, 53 W/USAF, Eglin AFB
  • F-35A, 12-5049, 6 WPS/57 W/USAF, Nellis AFB
  • F-35A, 14-5100, 388 FW/USAF, Hill AFB
  • F-35A, 12-5050, 61 FS/56 OG/USAF, Luke AFB
  • F-35A, 13-5072, 388 FW/USAF, Hill AFB
  • F-35A, 10-5011, USAFWC/USAF, Nellis AFB

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!