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C-123B Provider

Caracal Models 1/72 C-123B Provider Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2014 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject C-123B Provider Scale 1/72
Set Number 72027 Pros Six distinctive aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models, this time to provide some interesting options for Roden's nice 1/72 C-123B Provider kit. These decals will also work for the Mach 2 kit (if you are so inclined...):

C-123B Provider C-123B Provider

  • C-123B, 57-6289, MATS, USAF
  • C-123B, 54-0679, SAC, USAF, 1962
  • C-123B, 55-4568, USAF, 1960s
  • C-123B, 54-0560, USAF, 1960s
  • VC-123B, 56-4357, USAF, 1965, 'The White Whale'
  • C-123B, 55-4593, 310 SOS, USAF, Phan Rang AB, 1968

The markings are nicely printed (of course, they're from Cartograf) and provide sufficient markings for one subject. 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!