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A-1 Skyraider in Vietnam

Caracal Models 1/48 A-1 Skyraider in Vietnam Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2021 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject A-1 Skyraider in Vietnam Scale 1/48
Set Number 48189 Pros 11 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 set of distinctlive aircraft designed for your favorite A-1H/J Skyraider kits. This set covers the special operations squadrons that were based in South Vietnam and Thailand during the Vietnam War. Production of these decal sheets was split between Cartograf for the multi-color sheet and Microscale for the black and white letters/numbers sheet.

A-1 Skyraider in VietnamA-1 Skyraider in Vietnam

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • A-1J, 52-142056, 602 SOS, 'Tiny Tim'
  • A-1H, 52-137628, 22 SOS
  • A-1H, 52-139779, 602 SOS, 'Mafia Madness'
  • A-1H, 52-137511, 1 SOS, 'Stump Jumper'
  • A-1J, 52-142063, 602 SOS, 'The Hasler'
  • A-1H, 52-139738, 1 SOS, 'The Proud American'
  • A-1H, 52-139780, 1 SOS, 'Firebird'
  • A-1H, 52-139494, 1 SOS, 'The Rajin' Cajun'
  • A-1J, 52-142076, 602 SOS, 'Kawliga'
  • A-1H, 52-139608, 1 SOS, 'Blood, Sweat, and Tears'
  • A-1H, 52-139655, 1 SOS, 'Lieutenant America'

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!