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Model Monkey - Radio SCR-522-A (TR.5043) for P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning, etc.
Model Monkey - Radio SCR-522-A (TR.5043) for P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning, etc.
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Product Code: MM_48011


Recommended for:
  • A-24 Banshee
  • A-36 Apache
  • AT-6 Texan / Harvard
  • P-38 Lightning
  • P-39 / P-400 Airacobra
  • P-40 Warhawk
  • P-47 Thunderbolt
  • P-51 Mustang / Mustang Mk.III / Mustang Mk.IV
  • P-61 Black Widow (2 sets)
  • P-63 Kingcobra
  • P-80 Shooting Star (early)
  • Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X / Mk.21
  • and more!

Note for Tamiya 1/48 scale P-38J modelers: the powerful SCR-522 radio was much larger than the the radios it replaced. The radio rack in P-38Js and P-38Ls was positioned lower than previous P-38 models so that the large SCR-522 would fit under the canopy. Likewise, you will have to lower the radio rack in your Tamiya P-38 kit for this model to fit under your kit's canopy.

This accurate and highly detailed model represents the World War Two-era "Set, Complete Radio 522-A" ("SCR-522-A") used by the US Army Air Corps, Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal South African Air Force. In RAF and Commonwealth service, this radio set was known as the TR.5043. The radio was composed of both a transmitter and receiver within a common case, hence it being called "complete".

Often referred to as a "Signal Corps Radio", the SCR-522-A was installed aboard many aircraft types. For example, the SCR-522-A was a conspicuous feature of the P-38 Lightning, P-51D and P-51K Mustang fighters, installed behind the pilot's armored seat back and visible through the canopy.

This model was precisely scaled for dimensions published in the US Army Signal Corps' "Handbook of Operating Instructions for Radio Sets SCR-522-A and SCR-542-A" dated 30 December 1944. Its features match those of surviving radios.

This model is not a 3D-printed copy of any plastic or resin kit's parts. Therefore, it may be sized, shaped and detailed differently than the parts in your kit. Depending on which kit you have, some adjustment to your kit's parts may be needed for best fit.