Over the years, Eduard has developed and released a large range of very high-quality aftermarket weapons and exterior stores sets in their Brassin product line. These either far outshine the parts that might be found in a kit or are items that simply are not produced in polystyrene plastic. Here, we take a look at two recent sets in 1:48 scale that are of interest to a range of modern-era scale aircraft modelers.
Eduard # 648561 – SUU-25 Flare Dispenser (MSRP: $9.95). The SUU-25 flare dispenser is carried by a range of modern USAF, USN, and allied aircraft. It holds up to eight flares – either used to decoy infrared-guided missiles fired at an aircraft, or it dispenses target marking and pyrotechnic illuminating flares facilitating ground attack or reconnaissance work. This set consists of one SUU-25 built up out of three cast resin parts: the dispenser tube body and forward and rear endcaps. A small decal sheet supplies various stencils and other pod markings.
Eduard # 648601 – AN/ALE-41 Chaff Dispenser (MSRP: $14.95). The AN/ALE-41 is a self-defense countermeasure system used against radar guided missiles. It is a “bulk” chaff dispenser capable of laying down walls of radar-spoofing chaff that can be miles long. Over the years, this high-capacity dispenser was used by the A-3, ERA-3B, A-4, EA-4, TA-4, A-6E, EA-6B, A-7, F-4S, F-105F, EP-3B, and T-4 (JASDF). This set contains two AN/ALE-41s, which together build up out of 16 cast resin parts, five photoetched detail parts on a single fret, and a small decal sheet that provides various markings.
Both of these sets demonstrate Eduard’s characteristically superlative quality, from flawless casting, accurate detail, and excellent decals. If you have a project that calls for either of these sets in 1:48 scale, look no further.
We extend our sincere thanks to Eduard for the review sample. You can visit them on the web at http://www.eduard.comand on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EduardCompany/
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