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AIM54C Phoenix Missiles

Brassin 1:48


The AIM-54 Phoenix is a radar-guided, long-range air-to-air missile (AAM), carried in clusters of up to six missiles on F-14 Tomcats, its only launch platform. The Phoenix was the United States' only long-range air-to-air missile. The weapons system based on Phoenix was the world's first to allow simultaneous guidance of missiles against multiple targets. Both the missile and the aircraft were used by the United States Navy and are now retired, the AIM-54 Phoenix in 2004 and the F-14 in 2006.

The AIM-54C was the lone improved model that was ever produced. It used digital electronics in the place of the analogue electronics of the AIM-54A. This model had better abilities to shoot down low and high-altitude anti-ship missiles. This model took over from the AIM-54A beginning in 1986.



As with Brassins’ AIM-54A set reviewed HERE These missile come in a sturdy cardboard box and protected inside by several foam pads. Externally the mouldings look very similar, with only the four bulges around the body just below the nosecone missing. The mouldings are beautifully done with just the casting blocks and a small blob of resin on the tips if the nosecones to be removed. The separate tails, as with the previous set will require careful removal and cleaning up of both the missiles and tails to prevent an odd shaped missile being produced.

The decal sheet is nicely printed, in good register and opacity. It provides the many stencils and the warning bands for each missile. Check your research to decide whether you need the live and practice weapons fitted. Unlike the AIM-45A set these missiles seemed to have had bands further up the body allowing a single large decal to fit, but also have several bands in short lengths to fit between the fins.


These are some of the nicest Phoenix missiles I’ve come across. The moulding is very nicely done and the level of detail is superb. You may have to look very closely to see some of it, but it’s there. They are a perfect accompaniment for your F-14 models. Highly Recommended


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