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'Runway 33' Section

Miliscale 1/48 'Runway 33' Section First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2010 Manufacturer Miliscale
Subject 'Runway 33' Section Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48-010-102 Primary Media Card stock
Pros Excellent way to display your favorite Israeli Kfir, Nesher, Skyhawk, etc. Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Basic MSRP (BP) £4.99 at Hannants

First Look

Miliscale is a company in Israel that produces an nice array of color-printed card stock to represent sections of ramps, taxiways, and runways to display your favorite modern fighter model 'in context'. Their 1/72 sections are printed on A4 stock while the 1/48 scale sections are printed on A3.

'Runway 33' Section

In this release, they've created a typical non-US runway threshold (the end of the runway). This would be the departure end of Runway 15 or the approach end of Runway 33 if we flipped the image around. After the runway numbers is a taxiway centerline to take you off/onto the runway. This would be an excellent display base for a 1970s era Israeli, Soviet, Russian, or Warsaw Pact subject.

What makes this a non-US runway is the absense of the array of white runway threshold stripes that mark the end of the runway that would be below the runway numbers. US runways that operate light aircraft with no instrument approaches will look like this section, so you can plunk your 1/48 Cessna 172 or other subject here, but you usually don't find US fighters operating off a visual-only runway and all airbases that homebase high-performance aircraft have instrument approaches, so they'll have those threshold markers.

Whether you're displaying an A-4H, F-4E, Mirage III, or other Israeli AF subject, this runway threshold section will be a nice addition to your display base.

You can learn more about Miliscale products by emailing them directly at noypines@netvision.net.il.

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