Aerobonus

1/48 Kh-25MT (AS-10 Karen) air-to-ground missile

Product # 480 013

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Nov 22 2011

 

This latest release from Aerobonus is a pair of Kh-25MT (AS-10 Karen) air-to-ground missile.  This lightweight missile with a range of 10km uses a TV guidance system and is in wide spread use.  The Kh-25 was designed by Zvezda-Strela and entered service in the early to mid 1970's and has been used on the MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-27, MiG-29, Mig-31, Su-17, Su-20, Su-22, Su-24, Su-25 and Su-27 and even on attack helicopters such as the Kamov Ka-50.

 

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The quality of the resin casting is flawless and bubble free.  Each missile is made up of the missile body.....4 thin and delicate looking fins for the front of the missile body, plus 2 different types of tail units, a clear seeker head and a pylon attachment unit and a decal sheet with all the stencils.

The 8 fins on each missile are wonderfully thin and delicate looking.  The pylon attachment unit has recessed panel lines and rivet details.  The missile body and tail units have beautifully rendered recessed panel lines.

The decal sheet is loaded with stencils including stencils for the training version and the armed version of this missile.

The instruction sheets assist you with assembly, painting and stencil placement.

This is a sharp looking missile loaded with detail that you can use on a variety of Russian built jets.  This a missile will look excellent on your next model.

You can purchase this and other fine resin detail items directly from Aerobonus or from the many retailers that carry their products.  

I would like to thank Aerobonus for providing me with this review sample.

Steve Bamford

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford