Eduard 1/72 ICM Polikarpov U-2/Po-2 Aftermarket
By Matt Bittner
ICM's original 1/72 Polikarpov U-2/Po-2 was released a few years ago. Only recently has ICM decided to re-tool this model completely, from the ground-up. The newest tooling is an excellent kit.
The first release from Eduard for the ICM 1/72 Polikarpov U-2/Po-2 is a set of masks. This set not only contains masks for the windscreen, but it also includes masks for the main wheels and tires.
The photoetch set from Eduard for the Po-2 contains a lot of parts, including: replacement instrument panels for both cockpits; seat belts for both seats; cockpit sidewall framing; extra parts for the sidewalls; replacement spinner for the bombs and fold-up fin-ends; parts for the engine; gun sights and ammo box for the rear gun; replacement rudder pedals; additions to the rudder control linkages; additions to the stabilizer; wing rigging attachment points; replacement aileron control horns; and additions to the undercarriage.
If you want to spruce up your ICM 1/72 Polikaprov U-2/Po-2 then you definitely want this set. I suspect it could also work for the first molding ICM released a few years ago.
My thanks to Eduard for the review set.