A-4 Skyhawk Refueling Probe

Published: April 13th, 2011     
Kitset packaging
Kitset packaging
Reviewed by: Andy Renshaw - IPMS# 35806
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: 48307
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Quickboost continues to push out affordable details for scale models and one of the latest is a straight refueling probe for Hasegawa's family of A-4 Skyhawks. The part is solid resin, and appears to be strong enough. The tip is shaped a bit better than the kit part, but does require a little clean up to remove a small nub that is there to ensure that the tip is completely filled in with resin during the pour process. It's a direct replacement for the kit part, so requires no modification.

This probe is applicable to all A-4B, A-4C, and some A-4E, TA-4J, TA-4F. Do consult your references when building a particular aircraft to be sure it had the straight probe installed, or the later "bent" probe.

Thanks to Quickboost and IPMS for the review sample!

  • Quickboost on left, kit part on right
    Quickboost on left, kit part on right
  • Quickboost on top, kit part on bottom
    Quickboost on top, kit part on bottom

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