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QF-4B Navy Drone Phantoms

Caracal Models 1/48 QF-4B Navy Drone Phantoms Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2020 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject QF-4B Navy Drone Phantoms Scale 1/48
Set Number 48176 Pros Five distinctive subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is one of the latest releases from Caracal, this set provides a nice selection of QF-4B Phantoms for the Hasegawa, Academy, or Z-M 1/48 F-4B kits. All of the decals are printed single layer by Cartograf and the printing looks great as usual. Note: if you don't want to do one of the great pumpkin drones, the shields and tail artwork were common with other test aircraft such as the NF-4 or even the F-14A/AIM-120 test birds.

QF-4B Navy Drone PhantomsQF-4B Navy Drone Phantoms

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • QF-4B, 149466, Naval Air Development Center, -/-, NAF Warminster, 1972
  • QF-4B, 148365, Naval Missile Center, -/40, NAS Point Mugu, 1972
  • QF-4B, 148386, Naval Air Development Center, -/94, NAF Warminster, 1977
  • QF-4B, 148393, Pacific Missile Test Center, -/47, NAS Point Mugu, 1978
  • QF-4B, 149434, Pacific Missile Test Center, -/41, NAS Point Mugu, 1981

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!