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A-6E Intruder Cockpit

Black Box 1/48 A-6E Intruder Cockpit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review 1998 Manufacturer Black Box
Subject A-6E Intruder Cockpit Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48001 Primary Media Resin
Pros Beautiful Detailing Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) Out of Production

First Look

A-6E Cockpit

As many of you know, Kendall Model Co (KMC) stopped production of aftermarket resin parts to pursue a new line of 1/72 airliners. That venture unfortunately led to a luke-warm response to its first offering, the 727-200 and its corporate demise.

The gentleman who crafted the more outstanding cockpit sets for KMC decided to start his own line of products, and so began the "Black Box" series.This was the first installment, item number 48001, a complete replacement for the cockpit as well as the details under the sliding canopy for Revell-Monogram's nice 1/48 A-6E Intruder. Containing 14 parts, this set is sweet. Take a look:

The set includes a new cockpit tub, aft cockpit deck, rear canopy fairing, overhead console, instrument panel, pilot's stick and throttle, two ejection seats with harnesses, and the other assorted details that round out the cockpit. Since the Revell-Monogram A-6E is fortunately one of the kits that is regularly reissued, this set will dress up the Intruder's cockpit very nicely.

As with any of Black Box's offerings, this set will tranform that bland cockpit into a scale replica. These sets are highly recommended for modelers with at least some experience working with resin detail sets.

My sincere thanks to Black Box for this review sample!