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MIRAGE MISSILES

French aircraft armaments are garnering attention from aftermarket accessory producers, such as this pair of Matra R.530 air-to-air weapons from Eduard's Brassin range.

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SECOND-GEN RATTLESNAKES

Following sweeping reviews of air-to-air missile usage in the late 1960s, the US Navy introduced improved versions of the standard AIM-9 Sidewinder, and the resulting AIM-9G/H versions are the subject of Eduard's Brassin set.

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TARGET DISPATCHED

Eduard has added a set of eight 1/72 AGM-114 Hellfire Air-Ground Missiles to its Brassin range, complete with a set of hardpoints capable of carrying four weapons each.

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'FRIEDRICH' FEATHERS

This set of landing flaps from Eduard's Brassin range is designed to replace the styrene representation of the trailing edge parts on the firm's 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109F kits.

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SPIT' 'BONNET'

While Eduard's 1/48 Spitfires are superb, one aspect that can be challenging is constructing the two-part upper engine cowling without an unsightly seam - hence this one piece-section, intended to replace that sub-assembly on the firm's Mk.XVI kits is an ideal solution.

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EXPORT LANDING

Modellers with the Kittyhawk Mk.Ia version of Special Hobby's 1/72 Curtiss P-40 kits can add deployed landing flaps courtesy of this Eduard phot-etched brass set.

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EIGHT-WHEELER REFINEMENT

Here's a photo-etched brass upgrade set for MiniArt's 1/35 early Panzer III kits, depicting tanks fitted with the intermediate eight road-wheel configuration and leaf-sprung suspension.

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MEDIUM BOMBER INNARDS

Italeri is one of several manufacturers to re-box Accurate Minatures' 1/48 North American B-25 Mitchell, meaning Eduard's interior set should be equally suitable for these kits plus those in Academy, Doyusha and Revell packaging.

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AIR-SEA RESCUER INTERNALS

Even modern styrene kits can be enhanced with the addition of photo-etched metal parts, including Airfix's recent 1/72 Westland Sea King offerings, which are the recipient of Eduard's two-fret interior set.

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Bachmann releases 2-HAP EMU

Southern Region electric modellers will soon be able to expand their BR era unit fleet with the arrival of Bachmann’s all-new model of the Class 414 2-HAP two-car units. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival for third-rail electric layouts in ‘OO’ gauge.