SAAB 37 Viggen - Pitot tubes & Angle Of Attack probe

Published: December 4th, 2013     
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Reviewed by: Jim Pearsall - IPMS# 2209
Scale: 1/72
Company: Master Model
Price: $5.50
Product / Stock #: AM-72-056
Product provided by: Master Model

This accessory is designed to be used with the Airfix, Hasegawa, Heller or Matchbox kits. The parts are a replacement for the pitot tube, angle of attack probe (AOA) and secondary pitot, located on the vertical stabilizer. I used a Heller Viggen which was previously used for a paint mask review. The sensor and pitots are silver on this aircraft. I found a great shot of a Viggen on airliners.net which showed this color nicely.

The Kit

You get three finely done brass parts in a plastic envelope, which is inside another plastic envelope. This is done to prevent losing these tiny parts during shipping, handling or storage.

Assembly

I painted the brass parts with Testors Aluminum Metalizer.

While the paint was drying, I drilled the three holes, one in the nose tip where the original pitot had been, one in the side of the nose for the AOA, and one in the leading edge of the vertical stabilizer for the secondary pitot. By the time I had finished drilling, the paint was dry. I put a drop of gel-type CA cement on each of the parts and installed them.

Overall Evaluation

Highly recommended. The Heller kit has a plastic nose pitot which had long since broken off. The Master part is obviously stronger than the kit part. The Heller kit doesn't have an AOA sensor or secondary pitot, so these are welcome additions.

Thanks to Master Model Poland for the part and to IPMS/USA for letting me review it.

  • Nose pitot and AOA
    Nose pitot and AOA
  • Tail pitot
    Tail pitot

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