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Airfield Starter AS-2



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: UM 321 - AS2
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 146 parts in dark green injection molded plastic on five sprues, 12 rubber tyres on one tree, 1 piece of acetate with four windows marked on it and 2 double sided A4 sized sheets covering history, build diagrams, parts plan and colour and marking drawings.
Price: USD$7.96 from Squadron.com
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Interesting subject, plenty of detail; cleanly molded.
Disadvantages: Some parts very small and fiddly; fitting of windows could be a problem.
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by
Glen Porter

UM's 1/72 scale AS-2 Airfield Starter is available online from Squadron.com



UM's little 1/72 scale Airfield Starter truck AS-2 could be a real asset in a Russian airfield diorama.

With lots of very fine detail including the starter shafts and support frames, suspension, axels and cabin interior, there isn’t much else they could have included except perhaps the engine - although this wouldn’t be visible. Inclusion of acetate windows is another nice touch.


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I am not so sure about the rubber tyres though. Rubber can be hard to clean up. I think I would prefer them in plastic.

Nevertheless, UM's AS-2 Airfield Starter is a nice little kit and a credit to this emerging Ukrainian company. They just keep getting better with every model they produce.


Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.

Review and Images Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Page Created 31 August, 2004
Last updated 31 August, 2004

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