1/48 US WWII Pitot Tube - "Shark-fin" type probe

Product # AM-48-156

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Oct 11 2019


This latest release from Master features a US WWII "Shark-fin" type turned brass Pitot tube boom with resin probe.  This was used on the P-36, P-39, P-40, P-47, A-36, B-239, T-6, B-25 and many more.


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The quality of the machining is excellent and the resin casting is of the highest quality.  This set includes 1 turned brass pitot tube barrel with a resin end piece. It is very simple to use on your model, and makes it extremely realistic. Simply cut off the original plastic pitot tube and drill a hole in the remaining parts and insert the metal pitot tube using Cyanoacrylate adhesives.

This a great set if you are building one of the many US fighters that used this pitot tube during WW2. 

You can purchase these and other fine detail items directly from the Master website.   

I would like to thank Master for providing me with this product sample.  Visit their website for more finely crafted detail items in a variety of scales. 

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford