Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Pavla
Accessory ID C72-114
Accessory Title Boeing B-47E Cockpit Set
Types Featured Boeing B-47E
Kit Designed For Frog/Hasegawa

Expensive (£21.50 at Hannants) but very extensive cockpit update set that should really breathe life into the old Hasegawa kit.

As can be seen from the pictures, the major cockpit structure is cast as a single part and requires quite a bit of resin to be cut away prior to fitting (the areas to be removed are marked with cross-hatching on the casting). The vac form canopy and ejection seats are available to buy separately in sets  S72078 (Weber ejection seat for B-47E) and V72-102 (B-47E Clamshell canopy).

I will be using this set on an RB-47H for the Telford Recce theme and will report back on how it all goes together.

Review and photographs by Haydn Hughes