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CV-22/MV-22 Osprey

Caracal Models 1/48 CV-22/MV-22 Osprey Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review December 2019 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject CV-22/MV-22 Osprey Scale 1/48
Set Number 48164 Pros Six colorful subjects
Cons See text Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest from Caracal, this set for the Italeri 1/48 V-22 Osprey kit and provides markings for colorful subjects. The instructions recommend acquiring the Black Dog Osprey detail set to get the right details for the CV-22 or MV-22 variants.

CV-22/MV-22 Osprey CV-22/MV-22 Osprey

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • CV-22B, 05-0065, 7 SOS, USAF
  • CV-22B, 05-0029, 71 SOS, USAF
  • MV-22B, 168220, VMM-265, EP/00, USMC
  • MV-22B, 168303, VMM-266, ES/00, USMC
  • MV-22B, 168214, VMX-1, MV/00, USMC
  • MV-22B, JG-1702, JGSDF

I've had the Italeri kit on my bucket list but have been waiting for proper details/updates to be released along with contemporary markings for the aircraft. Black Dog released several detail sets for this kit a few months ago and now with Caracal's decal release, the wait is over! If you've been waiting for proper markings for the USAF CV-22B, Marine Corps MV-22B, or the JGSDF MV-22B, this decal set is what you need to find!

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!