RQ-7B Shadow UAV
Brengun, 1/48 scale
Reviewed by Luke Pitt
Eduard's 1/72 Avia B.534 IV serie Weekend Edition is available online from Squadron.com
The RQ-7B Shadow is and unmanned aerial vehicle operated the United States Army, Australian Army and Swedish Army for reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition and battle damage assessment.
The aircraft is manufactured by AAI Corporation and its main task is scouting tracking and target acquisition.
Launched from a trailer-mounted pneumatic catapult, it is recovered with the aid of arresting gear similar to jets on an aircraft carrier. Its gimbal-mounted, digitally stabilized, liquid nitrogen-cooled electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) camera relays video in real time via a C-band line-of-sight data link to the ground control station (GCS).
I have always had a soft spot for Brengun stuff. They always seem to produce items that are interesting and a little bit different and This release is no exception.
Brengun's 1/48 scale RQ-7B UAV comprises 16 very well cast pieces on five pour plugs.
A small 21 part photoetch fret is included backed up by and equally small decal sheet.
Construction is covered in just five instruction steps, and I hazard to guess you could assemble and paint this model in an afternoon.
I can’t recommend this UAV highly enough. Make no mistake this is a great little model and almost impossible to fault.
Thanks to Brengun for the review sample.
Review Text Copyright © 2019 by Luke Pitt
Images Copyright © 2019 by Brett Green
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8 October, 2019
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