Caracal Models CD 72089: SR-71 and variants part 2

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Scott Van Aken

This is the second of Caracal Models' 1/72 sheets on the SR-71/YF-12. They are identical to what was offered on the 1/48 set, only sized for 1/72 scale. These were tested on the Revell/Monogram kit, but should work just fine on the Hasegawa and any others in this scale. Painting most of these is fairly easy as they are all a black color. Note that in some instances, the color has been reported as a blue-black, but the times I've seen these planes operationally, they certainly look black to me.

There are 16 markings options on this set for USAF and NASA aircraft. All of these planes have the 'toned down' red markings.

SR-71 61-17958

SR-71 61-17960

SR-71 61-17962

SR-71 61-17967

SR-71 61-17968 "Dolby DBX" tail art

SR-71 61-17971

SR-71 61-17972 (final SR-71 flight)

SR-71 61-17973 (initial toned-down scheme)

SR-71 61-17974

SR-71 61-17979 "Night Hawk" tail art

SR-71 61-17980 "Dartboard" tail art

NASA SR-71 61-17971 interim tail marking

NASA SR-71 "831"

NASA SR-71 "832"

NASA SR-71 "844"

NASA LASRE (Linear Aerospike SR-71 Experiment)

Decals are superbly printed by Cartograf. Caracal provides the option when you order on line, for adding a second sheet of stencils for a few dollars more in case you wish to build more than one option.

October 2019

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