Mirage 2000 Pitot Tube

Published: March 16th, 2011     
Kitset package
Kitset package
Reviewed by: 
Charles Landrum, IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Master Model
Price: $5.00
Product / Stock #: SM-48-031

I like the Mirage family of jets, they just look fast. An interesting feature is the bulbous nose probe out in front of the radome. In plastic this is a hard part to clean up - I have suffered these trials with the Heller Mirage 2000 and the Italeri Mirage F.1. The Mirage 2000 was the Eduard re-release that I built for IPMS review. Well, the nose probe was a casualty of the road on my way to its first contest entry! I made the repair, but it looked a bit short and then it was subsequently lost. The Model Master probe is far more petite and prototypical, so I was eager to try this brass replacement and restore my Mirage to its visual glory! 

Installation was easy. I remove the base of the old probe, filed back the nose to match the taper of the base of the probe, drilled a hole and voila, my Mirage was back to full strength. This is such a nice enhancement that will withstand jostling, that I plan to order several. I only wish that it was turned from stainless steel or aluminum so you wouldn't need to paint them with a metallic. Strongly recommended!

Thanks to Master Models and IPMS/USA for my review samples.

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