Scale 1/48
Manufacturer Caracal Models
Decal Sheet ID CD48057
Decal Sheet Title USAF T-38 Part 2
Types Featured T-38

Caracal Models sheet CD48057 provides markings for nine different USAF T-38s in a variety of schemes. The airframes are:-

  • T-38A-80-NO 69-7073 "WF" from the 80th FTW based at Sheppard AFB during 1987. This was overall Insignia White (FS17875) with Insignia Blue (FS15044) fin, mid fuselage and lower surfaces. All markings were in Insignia Red (FS11136);
  • T-38A-75-NO 68-8112 "RA" from the 12th FTW based at Randolph AFB during 1987, painted in the Insignia White and Insignia Blue scheme with all markings in Insignia Red;
  • T-38A-50-NO 63-8221 "WL" from the 82nd TFW based at Williams AFB during 1987, again painted Insignia White and Insignia Blue with Insignia Red markings;
  • T-38A-65-NO 66-4359 from the 47th FTW based at Laughlin AFB during 1981 and painted overall Insignia White;
  • T-38A-65-NO 66-8403 from the 12th FTW based at Randolph AFB during 1984, painted overall Insignia White with a blue fin stripe containing white stars;
  • T-38A-45-NO 62-3652 from the 52d FTS based at Reese AFB during 1990. This carried a stylised red/white/blue fin band and was painted overall Insignia White;
  • T-38A-85-NO 70-1554 "RA" from the 12th FTW based at Randolph AFB during 1984. This was painted in an experimental wraparound aggressor camouflage scheme comprising FS17875 Gloss White and FS15180 Gloss French Blue;
  • AT-38B-60-NO 65-10370  "Red 70" from the 64th FWS based at Nellis AFB during 1976. Upper surfaces were painted in a three tone disruptive camouflage scheme coomprising FSFS35414, FS35164 and FS35109 with FS35622 lower surfaces;
  • AT-38B-55-NO 64-13192 "Red 92" from the 64th FWS based at Nellis AFB during 1975, painted FS30118, FS33531 and FS34256 upper surfaces and FS33531 lower surfaces.

The decal sheet is printed by Cartograf in perfect register and provides stencilling for one aircraft. The instructions comprise an eight page full color A5 booklet with left and right views for each aircraft and upper and lower diagrams for each scheme.

Another great sheet from Caracal!

Review and images by Chris St Clair