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AGM-88B HARM

Eduard 1/48 AGM-88B HARM First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2015 Manufacturer Eduard
Subject AGM-88B HARM Scale 1/48
Kit Number 648180 Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Two sharply detailed HARM airframes and two styles of LAU-118 Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $15.00

First Look

Eduard from the Czech Republic is easily the most prolific producer of aftermarket details. Period. Their series of photo-etched detail sets have brought additional fidelity to otherwise bland subjects, and have taken even the best-produced models and kicked them up a notch or two with details that cannot be produced with injection-molded plastic. Many AMS modelers will collect the relevant Eduard photo-etch sets for a given project, but they'll also go out and gather specific resin enhancements as well. Eduard has stepped up with a new product line to complement their photo-etched detail series - Brassin. Brassin is a play on words with Brass and Resin, and in many sets in this series, the resin details also include a set of photo-etch as well.

AGM-88B HARM

In this release, Eduard has produced a pair of AGM-88B High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM) with the airframes and rear fins cast as integral units. The four guidance fins are cast separately as are two sets of LAU-118 launchers. You can see in the images above that one set of LAU-118 are shorter than the other. Check your references to see which version is used on the aircraft you'll be arming. This set also includes a set of rocket motor bezels and a set of airframe stencils for the two missiles.

Whether you're going SAM hunting with a 1/48 F-4G, F/A-18, F-16C Block 50/52, Tornado ECR, or other subject, these missiles are cast with sharp details and will provide some eye-catching details under your next project.

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!

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