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U-2R / TR-1 Engine Exhaust Pipe Update Set



Cutting Edge Modelworks



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Catalogue Number, Description

CEC48443 U-2R/S/TR-1 Engine Exhaust Pipe Update Set

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: See text and images
Price: USD$8.99 available online from Meteor Productions website
Review Type: Preview and Detailed Look


Previewed by David W. Aungst

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Cutting Edge is about to release three new update sets for the late generation U-2. I made the masters for all three sets. I'll appologize here up front for my enthusiasm about them. I am overjoyed with the way the resin pieces came out and look forward to using them in my current U-2S model. I'll try to keep the text objective here and let the pictures of the pieces do the talking, but my enthusiasm will likely bubble through.

I am only going to show the peices at they come out of the set in this review. Expect to see a built-up U-2S in the coming months on HyperScale using all these sets.

This review is on the Engine Exhaust Pipe Update Set (CEC48443).



The Update Set Described


The set is made up of only one piece, molded in the medium gray resin that we have come to expect from Cutting Edge. There were no molding imperfections in the test piece sent to me.


Exhaust Pipe
Exhaust Pipe
Tail Wheel Well
Tail Wheel Well


With only one minor change to the rear fuselage this piece drops right into the kit with no issues. Included as a part of the piece, the tail wheel well is attached to the lower part of the pipe. There are extra details added inside the tail wheel well, beyond what the kit provides in its piece.





They don't get simpler than this set -- one piece, one minor fuselage modification.

As the designer of the master, I do not think it is my place to recommend this set or not. I will let the pictures in this posting speak for themselves and leave any recommendations to a more objective reviewer.





(Newest to Oldest)

  • U-2R/S Walk Around by David W Aungst
    On-Line HyperScale Reference, 2003

  • U-2: The Second Generation by Chris Pocock
    World Airpower Journal, Volume 28, AirTime Publishing, 1997

  • Dragon Lady by Ted Carlson / Toyokazu Matsuzaki
    Koku-Fan Magazine, Volume 1996-04, Bunrin-Do Company, Limited, 1996

  • Recce Tech by Paul F Crickmore
    Osprey Color Series, Osprey Aerospace Publishing, 1989

  • U-2 Spyplane in Action by Larry Davis
    , Squadron In Action #86, Squadron Publishing, 1988/2002

  • Lockheed U-2R/TR-1 by Jay Miller
    AeroFax MiniGraph #28, AeroFax, Inc., 1988

  • Lockheed U-2 by Jay Miller
    AeroFax AeroGraph #3, AeroFax, Inc., 1983


Cutting Edge Modelworks products are available online from Meteor Productions website

Images and Information Copyright 2003 David W. Aungst
This Page Created on 21 April, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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