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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


CMK AN/APS-4 Radar Pod -- 1:72 Scale

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The development of aircraft-based search radars during WWII saw a number of sequentially improving designs with ever-increasing range, power, and sensitivity.  The AN/APS-4 was an X-band intercept radar manufactured by Western Electric and was fitted to a wide range of combat aircraft, including the F4U-4E Corsair, the F6F-3E/5E Hellcat, the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver, the Grumman TBF-3 and TBM-3S Avengers, and the Twin Mustang.  It was used for either airborne intercept (AI) or air-to-surface-vessel (ASV) duties and provided the pilot with an image of their radar contacts on a gunsight-like scope.

In this small but very well-made and useful set, CMK provides a resin-cast AN/APS-4 radar pod and mounting pylon.  Shape, size, and other features appear quite accurate, and casting is flawless.  The mounting pylon is also beautifully done and impressively cast.  This set was also 3-D designed and the master parts were produced using a 3-D printer.  Overall, it looks like a great resin detail set to add to any 1:72 scale build that would require this pod set under one of its wings.  Very highly recommended!

Sincere thanks are owed to Special Hobby/CMK for the review sample. You visit them on the web at http://www.specialhobby.info/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/specialhobby

Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
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JET FIGHTERS
OF THE U. S. NAVY AND MARINE CORPS
PART 1: THE FIRST TEN YEARS
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Detail & Scale Special Edition Books

U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of World War II
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Attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan Awakens a Sleeping Giant

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Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy
F-14 Tomcats,
Part 1: Atlantic
Coast Squadrons
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Colors & Markings of the F-102
Delta Dagger

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Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy
F-14 Tomcats,
Part 2: Pacific
Coast Squadrons

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