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AGM-78 Standard Anti-Radiation Missile Kit

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After a year of development, the kit is ready and will be for sale at the IPMS Nationals, and for general sale after August 6th.

 

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AGM-78 STD Anti-Radiation Missile Kit  $40 - The kit will consist of 28 colored resin parts, one clear resin part, decals, and instructions.  Build and USAF, USN, or FMO version of this vaunted Sam site killer.   There kit is so complete the any variant of the missile can be built.

 

Missile Features include:

•    Kit contains 33 high quality resin part with Instructions, decals, and extra small parts just in case!

•    Two nose sections with either the 6 dielectric sensors or 4 dielectric / Optical Sensor guidance.

•    Molded main body with main fins shaped to a razors edge.

•    Separate motor section with highly detailed fin mounts and rocket motor details.

•    Guidance fins are two parts with a base that can be rotated and fin tips you can either build  folded or deployed.

•    Separate mounting points, launch bracket, and pre-launch Arming switch.

 

LAU-77/80 Launch Rail Features include:

•    Molded main launch rail with Missile anti-sway brackets, connection pigtail, and incredible surface details.

•    Both rounded & box styles of Anti-Sway Pads are provided for flexibility to build the 77 or 80 rail.

•    The Main rail body includes pockets for the anti-sway pad attachment to the rail to build either rail version.

•    The anti-sway pad inserts are off-set to allow various spacing to fit the different Tamiya, Revell, or Trumpeter Pylon Spacing.

•    Two hangers are provided that mount the rail to the Aircraft Wing Pylon.

 

Price is $40 per kit + shipping. 

Edited by ghatherly

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wow it's really a gem! Now all of us are obliged to build an Euro1 Geasel  :punk:

 

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and let me say those Qirky decals RULEZ. One of the best aftermarket weaponry I've ever seen...

My only regret it's not have any F-105s in my stash to buy TWO/THREE pieces.

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Hi guys, thxfor the kind words. The missile sets are being introduced at the NATS, and afterwards will be available for sale to everyone. Sorry if there was any confusion here.

 

Thx,

 

Gary

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Putting one of these together this weekend for a "mini get my model mojo back" build; was curious regarding the sensor(?) rectangles that circle the front of the AGM. The decals included have these as both silver and black; are some just metal plates? Previously I thought these were all the same and would be the same color (assumed black.)

 

Anyone have good close ups}? I have lots of pics of the AGM but all are from far enough back that these look pretty much like black or maybe grey rectangles depending on the lighting and not much else can be seen as far as detail....

 

Great resin set by-the-way; just sprayed some primer on the assembled AGM minutes ago and looking good so far....

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Anyone have good close ups}? I have lots of pics of the AGM but all are from far enough back that these look pretty much like black or maybe grey rectangles depending on the lighting and not much else can be seen as far as detail....

C-2 from 1972:

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Go by the drawings I did - not the painted inert missile on the box lid as seen at Dayton - as I can assure you those are reliable.

 

It used the same proximity sensor as Shrike. But early STD ARMs used only one or two each side (of six) and later models (barring one post war submark) merely had four dummy fuzes which were a metallic grey colour - these relied on the active optical fuze under the nose.

Trust me.

 

Tony

 

In the photo above you can see the top proximity fuze is a dummy metallic grey plate. BTW, It's not a C-2, which had two dummy grey metal plates each side and the DSU-10 optical fuze under the nose.

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BTW, It's not a C-2, which had two dummy grey metal plates each side and the DSU-10 optical fuze under the nose.

What is it then? The rest of the missile markings match to that identified as C-2 in the instructions posted so I assumed it was a C-2. I missed seeing the C-2 drawing only shows 4 panels with the bottom being different.

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Hi Steve,

 

Most likely an A2 or B1, but fitted with three or four (out of six) Shrike proximity fuze panels. These early missiles normally looked like this, with a middle Shrike proximity fuze and upper and lower dummy metallic grey fuze panels each side:

 

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Sorry the photo is not mine and cropped and reproduced here for educational purposes, with apologies to the original photographer.

 

Or like this (rarely) each side with an upper metallic grey dummy fuze, middle live Shrike proximity fuze and the lower dummy fuze overpainted in white (probably an overhauled early missile):

 

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Sorry the photo is not mine and cropped and reproduced here for educational purposes, with apologies to the original photographer.

 

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The later models with four metallic grey dummy fuzes and the DSU-10 active optical fuze underneath looked like this:

 

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Sorry the photo is not mine and cropped and reproduced here for educational purposes, with apologies to the original photographer. I discarded all my original files once the drawings had been completed.

 

HTH

 

Tony

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Hiya Tony - another question - was the longitudinal line on the top of most AGM or just occasionally used? Not seeing that in pics but again hardly any show the top of the AGM so ?

 

Thx!

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