Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Caracal Models
Decal Sheet ID CD72066
Decal Sheet Title KC-135R Stratotanker Part 2
Types Featured KC-135R

 

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Caracal Models CD72066 provides a second sheet of markings for the KC-135R, covering the Alabama, Alaska, Mississippi, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Utah ANG. The aircraft included are:

  • 61-0318 from the 117 ARW, Alabama ANG. It carried a white fin band, outlined in red and containing "ALABAMA" in red. The cockpit surround was painted black and it carried ANG, Wing and Squadron emblems in black on the nose;
  • 59-1521 from the 168 ARW, Alaska ANG. This carried two horizontal medium blue stripes on the fin with "ALASKA" in yellow and a yellow star outlined in blue;
  • 58-0079 from the 186 ARW, Mississippi ANG. The cockpit surround was painted black and both the nose radome and cockpit were edged in yellow. On the fin was a stylised black band outlined in gold  and containing "MISSISSIPPI" in gold;
  • 63-7991 from the 155 ARW, Nebraska ANG. It carried a white fin band, outlined in black and containing "NEBRASKA" in red;
  • 58-0060 from the 171 ARW, Pennsylvania ANG. It carried a black fin band, outlined in yellow and containing "PENNSYLVANIA" in yellow. The cockpit surround was painted black and both the nose radome and cockpit were edged in yellow, and it carried a black Wing badge on the nose;
  • 57-1435 from the 151 ARW, Utah ANG. It carried a blue fin band, outlined in black and containing "UTAH" in white. It also carried Air Mobility Command badges on the nose.

All aircraft were painted in AMC Grey FS36173 with markings predominantly in black and a full color US flag on the fin.

Instructions provide left and right side color views of the nose and tail of each subject, with multiple additional drawings showing stencilling locations.

The decals come on three sheets. The first provides all of the individual aircraft markings plus black stars'n'bars. The second sheet provides sencilling for one aircraft and the third sheet provides black "USAF" markings. The decals themselves are printed by Microsoft.

Review and images by Chris St Clair