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F-35B Joint Strike Fighter

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

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2021 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject F-35B Joint Strike Fighter Scale 1/48
Set Number 48141 Pros Nine 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 Kitty Hawk 1/48 F-35B Lightning II kit. All of the decals are printed single layer by Cartograf and the printing looks great as usual.

F-35B Joint Strike FighterF-35B Joint Strike Fighter

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • F-35B, ZN151, RAF
  • F-35B, 169590, VMFA-122, DC/03, USMC
  • F-35B, 168732, VMFA-122, DC/01, USMC, Skipper's aircraft
  • F-35B, 169589, VMFA-211, CF/04, USS Essex, USMC
  • F-35B, 168732, VMFA-211, CF/01, USMC, Skipper's aircraft
  • F-35B, 169297, VMFA-121, VK/11, USS Wasp, USMC
  • F-35B, 169164, VMFA-121, VK/01, USMC, Skipper's aircraft
  • F-35B, 169593, VMFAT-501, VM/32, USMC
  • F-35B, 168057, VMFAT-501, VM/01, USMC, Skipper's aircraft

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!