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1/48 - Lockheed ES-3A Shadow re-issue by Italeri - released


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Italeri is to re-issue very soon (February 2014) the old ESCI/AMT 1/48th Lockheed ES-3A Shadow kit - ref. 2735

Sources:

http://www.italeri.com/news_scheda.asp?idNews=370

https://www.facebook.com/ItaleriModelKit?ref=stream&hc_location=timeline#!/photo.php?fbid=603297979742826&set=a.455661954506430.102186.454765391262753&type=1&theater

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Hi Stephen,

I had a comparative look at the Wolpack Design set a while ago (when I had the ESCI S-3B), decided to go for the Paragon Design set as it's a better engineered set that uses a lot less resin, plus the set also included the tailfold!!!

I sold the ESCI S-3B/Paragon Designs combo ages ago, moving to 1/72 scale models... :mental:.

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Thanks Stephen!

Source: : http://www.italeri.com/scheda.asp?idProdotto=2324

ES-3A Shadow

SUPER DECALS SHEET

The ES-3A Shadow has been derived directly from the famous twin-engines anti-submarine Lockheed S-3 Viking. It was designed as a carrier-based, subsonic, all-weather, long-range, electronic reconnaissance aircraft with the specific purpose to replace the aging EA-3B Skywarrior starting from the beginning of '90s. Basically the ES-3A was developed on modified S-3A where an extensive set of electronic and modern sensors and communication tools replaced the submarine detection and maritime surveillance equipment. The new operating configuration has not changed the flight performance of Lockheed airframe. The ES-3A has in fact a good flight range and it is very reliable. Such features are very appreciate for its new mission profile to support the U.S. Navy fleet in the tactical communications of the various units of the battle group.

Decals for 2 versions

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Continuing from my previous post on this thread it looks like the sprue with the ES-3 specific bits is properly molded this time. (Can't see any flash)

I wonder if the fit of those parts is now better??? :hmmm:

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