Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Caracal Models
Decal Sheet ID CD72033
Decal Sheet Title F-16C "Florida Makos"
Types Featured F-16C

During 2014 the 482nd Fighter Wing marked an F-16C to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Airframe 87-0247 received a stylised shark on the fuselage and fin, together with a shark mouth on the intake. Markings were in black, with a black and white chequered fin flash.

Caracal have depicted the scheme on sheet CD72033 through a mixture of decals and templates which can be downloaded from their website ( As usual, the sheet is printed by Caracal in perfect register. The only problem may be matching the decals to the paint, as each brand is slightly different. To resolve this, the templates provided could be used to replace the main markings as an alternative. Additionally, Caracal provide a second set of main decals printed by Microscale which are slightly lighter in tone.

Instructions comprise two sides of A4 in full color, with a left, right and upper scheme. The sheet also provides limited stencilling for one aircraft.

The sheet is designed to fit the new Tamiya F-16C.

All in all a great sheet of a fantastic subject!

Review and images by Chris St Clair