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AGM-88B Harm
AGM-88B Harm
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by: Andy Brazier [ BETHEYN ]

History
The AGM-88 High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) is a tactical, air-to-surface missile designed to home in on electronic transmissions coming from surface-to-air radar systems. It was originally developed by Texas Instruments as a replacement for the AGM-45 Shrike and AGM-78 Standard ARM system. Production was later taken over by Raytheon Corporation when it purchased the defense production business of Texas Instruments. The AGM-88 can detect, attack and destroy a radar antenna or transmitter with minimal aircrew input. The proportional guidance system that homes in on enemy radar emissions has a fixed antenna and seeker head in the missile's nose. A smokeless, solid-propellant, booster-sustainer rocket motor propels the missile at speeds over Mach 2. HARM, a U.S. Navy-led program, was initially integrated onto the A-6E, A-7 and F/A-18 and later onto the EA-6B. RDT&E for use on the F-14 was begun, but not completed. The USAF introduced HARM on the F-4G Wild Weasel and later on specialized F-16s equipped with the HARM Targeting System (HTS).
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In the box
Packed in the standard Eduard blister pack the set comprises of two missiles. Each missile is made up of five resin parts and one photo etch part. A choice of two launch rails are supplied, the difference being the length of the rails.
Each resin part is attached to a casting block, and the casting as usual from Eduard is top notch with no defects present.
Each missile comprises the main body, four forward wings, and a photo etch exhaust ring.
Detail for the main body is nice, with raised details for the mounting lugs, and engraved details for the various inspection panels, which also have some very fine rivet detail.
The forward wings are well cast with a nice profile to them. Due to the thinness of the wings care will need to be taken removing them from the pour plug.
Instructions and markings
The instruction sheet comprises of a two part build sequence, which is easy to follow and shouldn't be challenging.
The front of the instruction guide has the painting and stencil guide. Colours are for the Aqueous and Mr Color paints.
The small decal sheet holds a lot of stencils for the two missiles and are well printed, with good colour registration.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Well detailed and easy to build weapons set.
Lows: None
Verdict: Another set from Eduard that will enchance the external weapons for your aircraft
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: 648 180
  Suggested Retail: 8.50 (Hannants)
  Related Link: AGM-88B Harm
  PUBLISHED: Feb 26, 2015
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 84.81%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.44%

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About Andy Brazier (betheyn)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

I started modelling in the 70's with my Dad building Airfix aircraft kits. The memory of my Dad and I building and painting a Avro Lancaster on the kitchen table will always be with me. I then found a friend who enjoyed building models, and between us I think we built the entire range of 1/72 Airfi...

Copyright 2019 text by Andy Brazier [ BETHEYN ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



   

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