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AA-10 R-27ER & 27ET
Alamo Chuck and Duck

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale


S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Eduard BRASSIN
Item No. 649-094 - AA-10 R-27ER Alamo Chuck

Item No. 649-101 - AA-10 R-27ET Alamo Duck


Contents and Media:

52 gray resin parts, PE, Decals, +A5 instructions. 648101 also includes six clear resin parts.

Scale:

1/48

Price:

each set $12.71 + postage from Eduard

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

All the detail of resin, without the need to clean up the seam lines of the plastic kit parts. .

Disadvantages:

None noted

Recommendation:

Highly recommended.


Reviewed by Phil Parsons


Eduard's 1/48 scale MiG-23 Wheels are available online from Squadron.com

 

History

 

The Vympel R-27 missile (NATO reporting name AA-10 Alamo) is a medium-to-long-range air-to-air missile developed by the Soviet Union. It remains in service with the Russian Air Force and air forces of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

R-27ER, AA-10 Alamo-C, is the semi-active-radar homing extended-range version, which is 70 cm longer and slightly wider, entering service in 1990.

R-27ET, AA-10 Alamo-D, the infrared-homing extended-range version, is 70 cm longer and slightly wider, with a range of 120 km under optimal conditions using the Avtomatika 9B-1032 (PRGS-27) seeker head. Entering service in 1990, the R-27ET missile does not possess a data-link, which makes it useful only at much shorter ranges at head-on engagements, however. At tail-on engagements, the longer physical reach can be fully utilized. 

 

 

FirstLook

 

These two missile variants come in the standard Eduard Brassin box, with the resin contained in zip locked bags with plenty of foam packing to prevent damage. Please follow this link to see my review on the Eduard AA-10A/B. It is nice to see that Eduard over the last year have included as standard, painting guides in their Brassin releases.

 

  • Eduard 1/48 scale AA-10 Alamo C and D Review by Phil Parsons: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale AA-10 Alamo C and D Review by Phil Parsons: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale AA-10 Alamo C and D Review by Phil Parsons: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale AA-10 Alamo C and D Review by Phil Parsons: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale AA-10 Alamo C and D Review by Phil Parsons: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale AA-10 Alamo C and D Review by Phil Parsons: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale AA-10 Alamo C and D Review by Phil Parsons: Image
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As I have stated previously, modern fighters are all about the weapons that are hung externally. In all the plastic kits of modern Russian aircraft, the plastic weapons provided leave a lot to be desired, in terms of the amount of seam cleanup and accuracy. Thankfully, Eduard has come to the modellers’ aid again. These resin missiles are very well engineered, with positive attachment points for the multitude of fins on the main body and the larger rocket motor is well replicated, a feature often excluded on plastic missiles.

 

 

Conclusion

 

I love what Eduard are doing with modern aircraft weapon sets, and I certainly hope that Eduard continue this trend by producing some AA-12 Adder missiles in the near future. Very highly recommended, I have some lovely Flankers just waiting for these Brassin missiles.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples.


Review Text Copyright 2013 by Phil Parsons
Page Created 18 October, 2013
Last updated 18 October, 2013

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