Caracal Models 1/48 F-4 Edwards Test Phantoms Decal First Look
|Date of Review||October 2020||Manufacturer||Caracal Models|
|Subject||F-4 Edwards Test Phantoms||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48162||Pros||Eight colorful subjects|
|Cons||See text||Skill Level||Novice|
Here is a recent release from Caracal, this set for the Hasegawa, Academy, or Zoukei-Mura 1/48 kits and provides markings for distinctive subjects.
The aircraft presented in this set include:
- NF-4D, 66-7716, AFTC, Edwards AFB, 1985
- NF-4E, 66-0289, AFTC, Edwards AFB, 1985
- YF-4E, 65-0713, AFTC, Edwards AFB, 1975, 'Glamourous Glennis' (Chuck Yeager's last active duty flight)
- YF-4E, 65-0713, AFTC, Edwards AFB, 1985, sharkmouth
- NF-4E, 66-0289, AFTC, Edwards AFB, 1984, ALCM chase
- NF-4E, 66-0319, AFTC, Edwards AFB, 1984
- NRF-4C, 65-0850, AFTC, Edwards AFB, 1992
- NRF-4C, 63-7744, AFTC, Edwards AFB, 1984
If you have the Zoukei-Mura F-4E kit, you're in luck as the NF-4E examples here are the prototype or early production aircraft with the hard-wing. The D-model can use either the Academy or Hasegawa kits, and the NRF-4C is currently limited to the Hasegawa kit (until Zoukei-Mura releases the recce birds).
For more information about this set and the other releases from Caracal Models, visit their website at http://caracalmodels.com.
My sincere thanks to Caracal Models for this review sample!