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T-33A Air National Guard Part 1

Caracal Models 1/72 T-33A Air National Guard Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2014 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject T-33A Air National Guard Part 1 Scale 1/72
Set Number 72018 Pros Nine distinctive aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $14.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models for your favorite 1/72 T-33A Shooting Star kit. This set provides nine examples wearing distinctive unit markings.

T-33A Air National Guard Part 1 T-33A Air National Guard Part 1

The subjects covered in this set include:

  • T-33A, 52-9692, 101 FIS, Massachusetts ANG, 1984
  • T-33A, 52-9803, 159 FIS, Florida ANG, 1983
  • T-33A, 57-0580, 171 FIS, Michigan ANG, 1980
  • T-33A, 53-5224, 146 FIS, Pennsylvania ANG, 1984
  • T-33A, 52-9682, 119 FIS, New Jersey ANG, 1980s
  • T-33A, 53-5816, 178 FIS, North Dakota ANG, 1975
  • T-33A, 53-5816, 178 FIS, North Dakota ANG, 1983
  • T-33A, 53-5959, 123 FIS, Oregon ANG, 1984
  • T-33A, 52-9655, 111 FIS, Texas ANG, 1986

The markings are nicely printed (by Cartograf) and provide national markings, distinctive tail art markings as well as a nice set of airframe stencils. The decals are all single-layer - none of them require you to stack one decal atop another to recreate complex art as with some other decal manufacturers.

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!