The Pe-2 was from my point of view among the best WW2 medium bombers and it is a bit sad that not much attention was given to this plane by plastic kit manufacturers. So it was great news when last year the well known manufacturer Zvezda  released a scale model in 1/48 scale. I will not talk about this kit which is definitely great but will give more info about the Eduard upgrade set for this kit.

Pe-2 by Eduard

Pe-2 by Eduard

Very soon after the kit was delivered on the market Eduard released three sets for this kit. Two sets are for the pilot seats belts and one is interior upgrade etched set. Set 49091 is Pe-2 seat belts set, Superfabric set, 49092 is seatbelt fabric set and 49747 is the interior set. Main difference among the seat belts set is that super fabric set, 49091, is entirely made of fabric (the one used in this build) while the set 49092 is fabric seat belts with additional etched set. The second one requires more time to work on it and results are very authentic no matter which set you will use. Superfabric are faster to use, this is good for those who want faster results or build too many kits.

The etched set contains almost everything you need in the kit interior and inside set 49747 are two etched sets, one is with pre painted parts and another one is just brass. What you need is to paint another one in the interior color before start work. This set also includes seat belts so it can fitful completely your needs. What also it offers is completely new instrument panels, new radio set, machine gun belts, pilot controls details and small consoles and details. Images attached show some steps in work with these parts.

The Zvezda kit is very detailed but with any of the sets above it will look even better. Eduard as always did this set beautifully and it will give more power to the look of your kit. I give high recommendations to this set you can get it here, here and here. Great thanks to Eduard for sample products.

Srecko Bradic