F-5 Cannon and Pitot Probe (Standard Nose Version)

Published: November 29th, 2019     
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Reviewed by: Damon Blair - IPMS# 49062
Scale: 1/72
Company: Master Model
Price: $10.95
Product / Stock #: AM-72-139
Product provided by: Master Model

The F-5 series of aircraft comes armed with two 20mm, M-39 cannons, each with 280 rounds of ammunition. The U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy both used the F-5 in a training role, with different paint jobs and tactics to simulate enemy aircraft in air-to-air combat training.

Master Models has come up with brass replacement gun barrels and a turned brass pitot probe for the nose. Four parts are included, two gun barrels, one gun fairing, and a pitot probe. Each of the gun barrels has a realistic barrel shape, open at one end and faired closed at the other. The gun fairing is slightly larger than the two gun barrels and gives you the option of having just one gun in the nose.

Installation is straightforward and simple I painted both gun barrels gunmetal prior to installation, and the pitot probe silver and black after installation. Be careful during the installation, ensuring that the barrels are facing the right way. The parts are almost a one to one replacement of the kit parts, save for the pitot probe. The pitot probe will need some work done to the model to incorporate it perfectly.

Many thanks to Master Models for the review sample!

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