This conversion set includes 2 parts. Some assembly is required but
comprehensive, well illustrated instructions and painting guide are
included to leave no guess work to the modeler. A lot of effort was put
into the development of this kit to make it as easy to build and
accurate as possible. The AWACS conversion fits the Revell 1/48 scale Ar
234C kit (aircraft model sold separately).
In order to increase the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe night
fighting force a new role was studied for the Ar 234C.
A FuG 240/4 Bremen early warning radar set was to be carried with the
scanner enclosed in a 1.5 meter rotating disc. A detection range of up
to 8 km was hoped for. Only a 1/10 scale model was tested in the DVL
wind tunnel at Berlin-Adlershof in early 1945. But even as a project, it
is significant as a precursor of today's AWACS aircraft.