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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

My sincere thanks to Caracal Models for this review sample!