Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Caracal Models
Decal Sheet ID CD72056
Decal Sheet Title B-1B Lancer
Types Featured B-1B

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Caracal Models sheet CD72056 provides markings for 7 B-1Bs, all in the current Gunship Grey scheme. The aircraft featured are:

  • B-1B 85-0073 "Dark Knight" EL from the 9th BS, 7th OG at Dyess AFB during 2014. It carried black DY tailcodes outlined in white with a black fin band containing a white bat. "Dark Knight" nose art was carried on the forward fuselage;
  • B-1B 86-0126 "Hungry Devil" DY from the 28th BS at Dyess AFB during 2013. It carried a blue/white chequered fin band and full colour nose art;
  • B-1B 86-0121 "Symphony of Destruction" EL  from the 37th BS at Ellsworth AFB during 2003. It carried a tiger-striped fin band with full colour nose art;
  • B-1B 86-0132 "Oh! Hardluck" OT from the 337th TES at Dyess AFB during 2013. A red chequered fin band was carried with black tailcodes outlined in white and full colour nose art;
  • B-1B 86-0139 "Dakota Queen" EL from the 34th BS at Ellsworth AFB in 2006. It carried black tailcodes outlined in white, a blue fin band, outlined in yellow and containing "ELLSWORTH" in yellow, and full colour nose art.

As always with Caracal, the decals are printed by Cartograf in perfect register and include stencils for one aircraft. The instructions provide scrap views for each aircraft plus separate upper and lower stencil instructions.

Buy it whilst you can - another highly-recommended sheet from Caracal!

Review and images by Chris St Clair