AIM-9L/M/N Seeker Head Cover with RBF Flags, IDF Style

Published: July 12th, 2012     
Parts Package
Parts Package
Reviewed by: 
Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: Aires Hobby Models
Price: $7.00
Product / Stock #: 320006

For those of you that have never heard of Aerobonus, they are a line produced by Aires that includes various RBF tags, munitions carriers, and some select weapons. The product for review today is a set of six resin seeker head covers in 1/32 scale for any of the AIM-9L/M/N variants. In this case, the RBF tags are printed on yellow vinyl and are marked in white letters in Hebrew specifically for the Israeli Defense Force.

Assembly is as easy as it gets. Trim off a seeker head which is already cast in the correct yellow resin. Sand any nubs. Wire is provided, so cut a piece off and thread through the hole in the resin piece. I doubled mine over and twisted it like a bread tie. The vinyl parts are solid colors and peel off easily. Fold it over on itself and thread the other end of the wire through and twist. No white edges like paper at all, so no touch up needed. You're done! This can be added to the head of the missile with a little glue and weathered and you are ready for the flight line.

These are great additions to any kit. They are perfectly made and easy to use. While this one was in 1/32 scale, they also have 1/48 scale and variations of English and IDF with both white and black lettering. These are very highly recommended. My thanks go to Aires and IPMS/USA for the chance to review these wonderful items.

  • Covers, tags, and wires
    Covers, tags, and wires
  • Covers
    Covers
  • Covers and tags
    Covers and tags
  • Ready for installation
    Ready for installation

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