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F-80/T-33/F-94 Buzz Numbers

Caracal Models 1/48 F-80/T-33/F-94 Buzz Numbers Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2019 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject F-80/T-33/F-94 Buzz Numbers Scale 1/48
Set Number B48003 Pros Excellent utility set
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $7.00

First Look

Here is one of a new series of decals from Caracal Models - the Basics. This release is a utility set that allows you to replicate the serial and buzz numbers for several T-33, F-80, and/or F-94 aircraft in 1/48 scale. The set includes one set of the PN buzz number prefix assigned to the P-80 Shooting Star, two sets of the FT buzz number prefix assigned to the F-80 Shooting Star (post-1947), one set of the TR buzz number prefix assigned to the T-33 Shooting Star, and two sets of the FA buzz number prefixes assigned to the F-94 Starfire. This set also includes the U.S. Air Force script that goes on the tail along with the full serial number of the aircraft, again with sufficient markings for five aircraft, as well as sufficient numbers for the buzz numbers and aircraft serial numbers.

If you're modeling one of Lockheed's early jet aircraft but want to replicate a different aircraft than your decals provide, this set will give you the markings you need to get that job done.

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!