Italeri, 1/48 scale
S u m m a r y
|| Italeri 2641 EA-18G Growler
|Contents and Media:
||155 parts in grey plastic
||U.S. Retail Price: around US$33.00*
||Interesting and very current subject;
moulds revised since earlier released F/A-18E/F kits (errors corrected);
Growler ordnance supplied.
by Andrew Judson
Italeri's 1/48 scale F/A-18G Growler will be available online from Squadron.com
The EA-18G "Growler" is the planned replacement for
theEA-6B Prowler used in electronic warfare. it is based on the F/A 18F
Super Hornet, and may be in use by 2009.
Inside the box are four sprues with plenty of parts to
put together -155 including a few spares not used on this version.
Click the thumbnails below
to view larger images:
The moldings look excellent, with very nice
undercarriage detail, engraved panel lines, and from what I have looked
at when fiddling with this kit, part fitment appears to be good as well.
Flaps and slats are moulded in one piece with the wing
in the up position. The appropriate ordnance for the Growler variant are
supplied as new mouldings.
It is especially pleasing to see that Italeri has
addressed a couple of errors from their earlier F/A-18E and F Super
Hornet kits, by deleting the speed brake on the upper rear fuselage and
changing the shape of the top fuselage vents.
There are decals to do two different planes - your
choice. These are Cartograf and look to be of good quality.
In summary, I would say this is a very nice kit, built
out of the box, or for all you detail freaks, go crazy.
Thanks to Italeri for the review sample
Review Copyright © 2005 by Andrew Judson
This Page Created on 09 November, 2005
Last updated 09 November, 2005
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