1/72 US WWII Pitot Tube - "Shark-fin" type probe

Product # AM-72-146

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Jan 24 2020


This latest release from Master features a US WWII Pitot Tube - "Shark-fin" type probe (2pcs) machined out of brass and cast resin.  These were used on P-36, P-39, P-40, P-47, A-36, B-239, T-6, B-25 and many more.


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The quality of the machining has to be seen to be appreciated........these are amazingly detailed and of the highest quality.  This set includes 1 turned brass tube and a cast resin end piece. It is very simple to use on your model, and makes it extremely realistic. Simply cut off the original plastic pitot tube and drill a hole in the remaining parts and insert the metal barrel using Cyanoacrylate adhesives.

This pitot tube is a huge improvement over the crude plastic kit part. 

You can purchase these and other fine detail items directly from the Master website.   

I would like to thank Master for providing me with this product sample.  Visit their website for more finely crafted detail items in a variety of scales. 

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford