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A-10A Cold War Hogs

Caracal Models 1/48 A-10A Cold War Hogs Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2021 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject A-10A Cold War Hogs Scale 1/48
Set Number 48192 Pros 12 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-10A kit. Note that most (if not all) of these subjects are pre-LASTE, so you'll have to remove the various LASTE antennas/bumps on your kit - check your references. As the title indicates, this set covers the A-10A during the cold war carrying the Europe One camouflage scheme before they returned to gray camouflage like they wore in their early days of service. All of the decals are printed single layer by Cartograf and the printing looks great as usual.

A-10A Cold War HogsA-10A Cold War Hogs

The aircraft presented in this set include:

  • A-10A, 78-0670, 138 TFS/NY ANG, 1984
  • A-10A, 78-0685, 138 TFS/NY ANG, 1985
  • A-10A, 81-0979, 509 TFS/10 TFW, RAF Alconbury, 1990
  • A-10A, 81-0967, 511 TFS/10 TFW, RAF Alconbury, 1991, 'Brothers in Arms'
  • A-10A, 80-0206, 92 TFS/81 TFW, RAF Bentwaters, 1987
  • A-10A, 81-0952, 510 TFS/81 TFW, RAF Bentwaters, 1987
  • A-10A, 81-0962, 91 TFS/81 TFW, RAF Bentwaters, 1986
  • A-10A, 81-0950, 78 TFS/81 TFW, RAF Bentwaters, 1987
  • A-10A, 78-0599, 355 TFS/354 TFW, ODS 1991, 'Bird of Prey'
  • A-10A, 79-0099, 355 TFS/354 TFW, ODS 1991, 'Fang'
  • A-10A, 79-0112, 355 TFS/354 TFW, ODS 1991, 'Here Comes The Judge'
  • A-10A, 78-0724, 355 TFS/354 TFW, ODS 1991, 'Leslie the Seminole Warrior'

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!