Caracal Models CD48158 - F-18 Hornet - The Early Years

The second sheet in our "The Early Years" series covers a wide variety of prototype/FSD Hornets from the early, exciting years of F-18 development.

We provide markings for jets that took part in critical stages such as spin testing, weapons tests, and carrier trials. The wide selection of markings are supplemented by crew and mission markings when appropriate, different carrier name options, and enough decals for those ubiquitous photo-calibration stickers that could be seen on all FSD Hornets.

The instruction sheet has information on what modifications are needed for your prototype Hornet project, making it easier to build an F-18 that will be really different from the many others on the contest table.

The options on this decal sheet are:

  • F-18A #2 BuNo. 160776
  • F-18A #3 BuNo. 160777 (carrier trials aircraft)
  • F-18A #4 BuNo. 160778
  • F-18A #5 BuNo. 160779
  • F-18A #6 BuNo. 160780 (spin testing aircraft)
  • F-18A #6 BuNo. 160780 (as NASA 840)
  • F-18A #7 BuNo. 160782
  • TF-18A #1, BuNo. 160781

Accurate stencilling and national insignia to build any one of the options is included. This sheet was professionally screen printed by Cartograf in Italy.

SOLD OUT! We sold out our entire print run of this very popular sheet. Please check our resellers (such as Sprue Brothers in the US, and Hannants in the UK) to check if they have any in stock.