Scale 1/72


Caracal Models




F-105F/G "Wild Weasels"

 Types Featured

F-105F, F-105G


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Caracal Models sheet CD72086 provides markings for 10 different F-105F/Gs. The aircraft featured are:

  • F-105G 63-8320 wearing white "RK" tailcodes and a red panel on the intakes containing "COOTERS" in white, together with artwork under trhe intake;
  • F-105G 63-8305 carrying white "WW" tailcodes;
  • F-105G 63-8296 carrying black "WW" tailcodes and a full colour red, white and black sharkmouth;
  • EF-105F 62-4428 carrying white "MD" tailcodes, a yellow fin band and "RED BALL" in red on the intakes;
  • F-105G 62-4434 with white "WW" tailcodes and a yellow fin band;
  • F-105G 63-8301 carrying white "RU" tailcodes and "JINKIN' JOSIE" artwork on the lower fuselage;
  • F-105G 63-8316 with toned down black markings, a yellow fin band containing "GEORGIA" in white and a full color red, white and black sharkmouth on the nose;
  • F-105G 62-4423 marked identically to 62-8316;
  • F-105G 63-8340 wearing white "GA" tailcodes and a yellow fin band; and
  • F-105G 63-8362 wearing white serials and "VIRGINIA" on the lower fin with a yellow fin band containing a black lightning flash.

All aircraft wear either the standard South East Asian scheme, comprising dark green FS34079, medium green FS34102, tan FS30219 and light grey FS36622 or the later "wraparound" version which omits the light grey undersides.

Instructions provide only a left side view of each aircraft, plus four views showing camouflage layouts. Additional diagrams show stencilling. NO information is provided for the individual aircraft and the modeller must resort to their own references.

The decals are printed by Cartograf and are in perfect register with opaque white.

This is a useful sheet, let down by the lack of references.

Review by Chris St Clair