Caracal Models | CD32009 Air National Guard T-33A

Reviewed by Matt Gannon

Recently arrived from Caracal Models in Texas is decal sheet CD32009 Air National Guard T-33As.

This issue contains six optional schemes for Lockheed T-33As of the Air National Guard with an ADC gray paint scheme. The schemes are from the 1980s-1986 and include ANG units from New Jersey, Michigan, Texas, Oregon, but also two options from North Dakota. All the individual scheme variants are on one sheet along with some stencil decals for up to one plane. All of the other US Air Force National insignia markings for up to one plane are on the other sheet.

Decals were posted in a sturdy cardboard envelope and remained undamaged after a long international trip. The decals themselves were packaged in a plastic zip-lock bag and enclosed within the decal placement guide. This guide has been printed in colour on thick glossy paper and is used to protect the decals sealed inside the plastic bag. Printed by Microscale, all the decals look very colourful, have very little carrier film and absolutely perfect register. They really do look fantastic and from what research I undertook, appear to match perfectly with features of planes listed in the references I have.

Given the long service provided in the US Air Force by the Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star, its great to have a few more options other than those provided in the standard boxing of the T-33A.

Many thanks to Caracal Models for the review sample. Decals are available via the Caracal Models website or alternatively through many of LSP's sponsors.


Shooting Stars - Lockheed's Legendary T-Bird
Michael O'Leary
Osprey Publishing 1988
ISBN: 0 -85045-846-3

© Matt Gannon 2014

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This review was published on Monday, May 05 2014; Last modified on Saturday, March 05 2016