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U-2S Cockpit Set

Pavla 1/48 U-2S Cockpit Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2015 Manufacturer Pavla Models
Subject U-2S Cockpit Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number C48028 Media Resin/Vac
Pros Nice enhancement for the Italeri/Academy kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) TBA

First Look

Pavla produces a wide range of detail sets for a variety of modeling subjects, primarily in 1/72nd scale. This set is targeted for the Italeri/Academy 1/48 U-2S release. This set replaces the kit cockpit with some nicely cast and detailed resin parts.

Mirage 2000 Cockpit Set

Out of the box, the Italeri kit is a nice, but the cockpit is rather Spartan, whether you're building any of the Italeri 1/48 U-2R releases or the recent Academy rebox as the 1/48 U-2S. This Pavla set provides a nicely detailed replacement cockpit tub, ejection seat with pilot restraints sharply cast in place, new 'glass' instrument panel, control yoke, and throttle. In addition, a crystal-clear vacuformed canopy and windscreen is also provided to help show off that nice cockpit detail whether you opt for an open or closed canopy.

If you want to update your Italeri/Academy kit, Pavla has the parts to get the job done!

My sincere thanks to Pavla Models for this review sample.