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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Eduard AN/AVQ-10 PAVE Knife -- 1:48 Scale

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The development of aerial bombardment has followed a trajectory of increasing precision in targeting since the early days of aircrews throwing bombs out the side of their open cockpits in WWI.  By the time of the Vietnam War, developments in precision guided air to-ground munitions led to the first laser-guided bombs, but they had to be guided to a target.  The Philco-Ford (later, Ford Aeronutronic) AN/AVQ-10 PAVE Knife designator pod was developed in 1969.  This large 1,200-lb. pod contained a closed-circuit low-light television camera that first identified a ground target which then was illuminated by a steerable laser.  Six USAF F-4Ds and three USN A-6A Intruders were wired for the pod and they began using it operationally in Southeast Asia in 1971.  Its use ushered in a revolution in air-to-ground attack, and its descendants included the PAVE Tack, LANTIRN, and Sniper pod lineages.   
 
Many years ago, Hasegawa did a 1:48 scale PAVE Knife pod in their Weapons Set B that was generally lacking in detail and soft, indistinct raised panel lines and rivets accounted for what was there.  The camera/laser spot tracker window was also a bit basic.  Here, Eduard has released a 1:48 scale PAVE Knife pod in their Brassin line.  It comes with three gray cast resin parts, one clear cast resin part, and a decal sheet.  Two front pod sections are provided, giving you the option for an exposed camera/designator window or one rotated up and enclosed into the pod body.  The front and back halves of the pod will fit seamlessly thanks to the recessed lip design to the mating surfaces.  The decal sheet is also quite comprehensive and provides all the pod markings.

Eduard’s PAVE Knife pod looks great.  Casting is flawless and the level of detail is quite high.  It also compares very well to the article on display at NASM’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.  It’s great to have a PAVE Knife pod of this caliber finally on the market, and it opens up some really interesting opportunities for scale modelers interested Vietnam War subject matter. 

We extend our sincere thanks to Eduard for the review sample. You can visit them on the web at http://www.eduard.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EduardCompany/

Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
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