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R-27T/T1
AA-10 Alamo-B

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard BRASSIN Item No. 648048 - R-27T/T1 AA-10 Alamo-B

Contents and Media:

Grey resin parts (see photos), photo etch with, double sided A5 instruction sheets.

Scale:

1/48

Price:

USD$14.95 plus shipping available online from Eduard

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Lovely fine detailed weapons set, for those who like to improve the look of their MiGs and Sukhois

Disadvantages:

No painting guide.

Recommendation:

These are great ways to super detail your aircraft.


Reviewed by Phil Parsons


Eduard's 1/48 scale MiG-21MF is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

Packaging

This Brassin set comes in a cardboard box, the resin and Photo Etch (PE) are packed in zip lock bags, and additional padding is with small foam blocks.



R-27T/T1 AA-10 Alamo-B

The Alamo Bravo is the Infra-Red (IR) brother of the AA-10 Alpha. The only difference is the seeker head.

I’ve included in this review images of the Brassin set and the Academy plastic that the Brassin could be used to replace.

 

 

As you can see the Resin and PE provide finer detail on the fins and body of the missiles and include the clear IR dome (while only four are required, the set I have has two sets of three, so a couple spare as a pre-emptive sacrifice to the carpet monster). This is a very simply replacement of the kit parts and will greatly improve the look of your MiG/Sukhoi for minimal effort.

 

 

You will generally find the APU-470 pylons fitted to the wings of aircraft that carried the AA-10’s, while the AKU-470 is found on fuselage mountings. While not a big issue in 1/48, there are minor variations in the AKU-470 pylon depending upon its location; for example in the Flanker family, the engine mounted AKU’s are slightly different to the centreline fore and aft AKU’s, which are also different. So, on a Flanker there are three types of AKU 470 pylons fitted. Check your references for the variations if you feel the need to make the slight adjustments required.

 

 

This Brassin set also gives you the options of fitting the environmental covers to the seeker (resin) and proximity sensors (PE). Of note in the instructions are several PE items listed at ,?, optional, now some of these look like remove before flight tags but in all the references that I looked at I could not see these items in any images. Again good references will help here.

 

  • Brassin 1/48 scale Alamo missile review by Phil Parsons: Image
  • Brassin 1/48 scale Alamo missile review by Phil Parsons: Image
  • Brassin 1/48 scale Alamo missile review by Phil Parsons: Image
  • Brassin 1/48 scale Alamo missile review by Phil Parsons: Image
  • Brassin 1/48 scale Alamo missile review by Phil Parsons: Image
  • Brassin 1/48 scale Alamo missile review by Phil Parsons: Image
  • Brassin 1/48 scale Alamo missile review by Phil Parsons: Image
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I do wish that Eduard would provide painting guides…especially since weapons generally stay in the same condition as manufactured. It would be nice to have a painting reference for both live and inert weapons as is available for most Western missiles.


 

Conclusion

 

All in all these Brassin sets will add an amazing level of detail to your MiGs or Sukhois.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples.


Review Text Copyright 2012 by Phil Parsons
Page Created 10 April, 2012
Last updated 10 April, 2012

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