Yak-38 Forger Pitot Tube

Published: December 10th, 2012     
Parts Package
Parts Package
Reviewed by: 
Charles Landrum, IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $4.30
Product / Stock #: QB 48457

As with most Soviet-designed aircraft, the Yak-38 Forger has a nose pitot tube. While not as prominent as the pitot tubes on the MiG and Sukhoi bureau aircraft, the pitot is still visibly right in front and on top of the nose. As with previous detail sets in this line, Quickboost provides multiples of the same pitot, no doubt because the pitot is one of the most vulnerable parts to damage during transport and handling. This pitot tube is noticeably longer than the one provided by Hobby Boss in their kit.  After a comparison with photos of the plane, it appears that, in fact, the Hobby Boss pitot tube is too short. The Quickboost replacements are accurate in length and shape and are drilled at the tip! The part is also keyed to fit right where the kit part mounts. I have found the resin used by Quickboost to be more durable than the styrene and therefore more resistant to breakage. Highly recommended.

Thanks go to Quickboost for the review part and to IPMS-USA for the review space.

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