Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Caracal Models
Decal Sheet ID CD72046
Decal Sheet Title DHC-6 Twin Otter Part 1
Types Featured DHC-6, UV-18B

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Caracal Models sheet CD72046 provides markings for 4 different DHC-6 Twin Otters. The USAF aircraft featured are:

  • UV-18B 77-0465 from the US Air Force Academy Sky Diving team. This carried a heritage scheme and was painted overall Olive Drab FS14257. Markings were predominantly Insignia Yellow and it carried "AF" tailcodes, "STAND IN THE DOOR" on the nose and "98" behind the cockpit, all in yellow. Additionally it carried white/black invasion stripes on the rear fuselage and wings and WW2-style stars'n'bars;
  • UV-18B 77-0464 from the US Air Force Academy Sky Diving team. This wore the standard scheme. The upper fuselage was gloss white and the mid and lower fuselage Gloss Blue FS15182, separated by an Insignia Yellow cheatline. The wings were white with the wingtips and fin tip being Gloss blue. Black "AF" tailcodes were carried and the serial number and "U.S. AIR FORCE" on the fuselage were white.

Caracal provide a left side view of each aircraft, with separate upper and lower drawings for each aircraft and additional scrap views where required. Decals are printed by Microscale in perfect register, with opaque white.

Review and images by Chris St Clair.