1/32 US WWII Pitot Tube - "Shark-fin" type probe

Product # AM-32-116

Product Article by Steve Bamford on May 26 2020


This latest release from Master features a US WWII Pitot Tube - "Shark-fin" type probe.  The set includes turned aluminum Pitot tube boom with resin probe.  This was used on the 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 pitot tube. 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 pitot tube using Cyanoacrylate adhesives.

This was a common pitot tube during WW2 and this 1/32 example is full of fine detail and will be an excellent improvement over the plastic kit part. 

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

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford