Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Caracal Models
Decal Sheet ID CD72034
Decal Sheet Title MQ-9 - Return Of The Reaper
Types Featured MQ-9

Caracal Models sheet CD72034 "MQ-9 - Return Of The Reaper" provides markings for nine MQ-9s, four of which are USAF aircraft. The airframes featured are:-

  • MQ-9 11-0166 "CA" from the 163rd Recon Wing, California ANG during 2014. This carried a blue fin band containing "California" in white;
  • MQ-9 07-0032 "CH" from the 432d Wing based at Creech AFB during 2013. This carried a chequered fin band containing green, blue, black and yellow chequers on a black background, outlined in red and containing a white skull and crossbones;
  • MQ-9 07-0027 "HO" from the 29th Attack Squadron, Holloman AFB during 2013. This carried a red fin band with a multicolour indian head;
  • MQ-9 09-0072 "NY" from the 174th Attack Wing, New York ANG during 2013. Blue fin band outlined in yellow and containg "SYRACUSE" in yellow.

All aircraft carried a two-tone grey scheme comprising Light Ghost Grey (FS36375) upper surfaces and Dark Grey (FS36176) lower surfaces with the sensor ball painted Flint Grey (FS36314).

Instructions comprise left and right side views of each airframe together with upper schemes showing stencils and a set of scrap views of each fin.

Markings are in perfect register and are printed by Cartograf.

Review and images by Chris St Clair