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Russian and US Air to Air & Air to Ground Missiles

Shelf Oddity, 1/144 scale

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Catalogue Number, Description & Price:

Shelf Oddity Item Nos.:

SO114418 R-77 (AA-12 Adder missile) 7.50 Eur

SO11449 R-27T (AA-10 Alamo-B missile) 9.50 Eur

SO11444 AIM-9D/G/H/L/M/S R-13M (AA-2 Atoll-D missile) 9.00 Eur

SO41445 AGM-65 Maverick missile. 10.00 Eur

all available online from Shelf Oddity's website

Scale: 1/144
Contents and Media: CNC machined brass missile bodies, etched brass frets containing fins etc, and a decal sheet supplying stencils and markings. Each pack contains two missiles.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Highly detailed and value for money.
Disadvantages: Could be tricky to build due to the smallness of parts. Instructions only come in download format.
Conclusion: These sets take 1/144 aircraft super detailing to a whole new level of finesse and refinement.

Reviewed by Nick Vallender


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F i r s t L o o k

 

 

 

Shelf Oddity is a new company from Poland. Their website states; 'We like to do things our way, and the (often) exotic scope of our interests results in the market's inability to meet our expectations'. This is absolutely fine with me as their choice of subjects are entirely in line with my modelling interests.


 

The R-77 missile (NATO reporting name AA-12 Adder) is a Russian medium range, active radarhoming air to air missile system.The R-77 can be used by upgraded Su-27, MiG-29 and MiG-31 variants in Russian Air Force service. Some variants of the Su-27 in China's People's Liberation Army Air force, including the domestically produced J-11 variants.

The R-27 missile (NATO reporting name AA-10 Alamo) is a medium-to-long-range air-to-air missile developed by the Soviet Union.The R-27 missile is carried by the MiG-29, Sukhoi Su-27 fighters, and some of the later-model MiG-23MLD fighters have also been adapted to carry it.

 

 

The AIM-9 Sidewinder is a short-range air to air missile developed by the US Navy in the 1950s. Entering service in 1956, variants and upgrades remain in active service with many air forces after six decades. The K-13 (NATO reporting name AA-2 Atoll) is a short-range, infra-red homing air to air missile developed by the Soviet Union. It is similar in appearance and function to the American AIM-9 Sidewinder from which it was reverse-engineered.

The AGM-65 Maverick is an air-to-ground tactical missile (AGM) designed for close air support. It is the most widely produced precision-guided missile in the Western world, and is effective against a wide range of tactical targets.

Source: Wikipedia.

 

 

F i r s t L o o k

 

These sets of 1/144 aircraft ordnance will compliment any appropriate model. By using machined brass (by Master in Poland) and etches, a very precise missile which is a model in itself is able to be created.

 

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The missile fuselage is CNC machined and contains locator holes at the appropriate points where the etched fins attach. An alignment jig is also provided to ensure the squareness of the fins.

Each missile set comes with a decal sheet containing various stencils and markings.
As a side note the instructions are downloadable only from Shelf Oddity's website which my be a problem for some.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

These sets take 1/144 aircraft ordnance to a whole new level of finesse and refinement. They will provide worthy additions to your kits. I am very happy to recommend them.

Thanks to Shelf Oddity for the images and information


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This Page Created on 7 March, 2017
Last updated 7 March, 2017

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