|The Veteran Models AN/SPN-43 ATC radar & SMQ-11 receiving terminal set is comprised of resin and photo-etch parts to build one of each item. The resin parts
for each AN/SPN-43 include the reflector antenna, pedestal, the antenna support, IFF antenna and the arm holding the horn antenna. The small photo-etch fret has
parts the support arms for the horn feed and a mesh screen that is fitted to the back of the antenna support. The photo-etch provides two of each part, so you have
an extra set in case you lose or mangle a part.
The SMQ-11 is comprised of a two-piece base, a pair of support arms and two different antennas. The larger antenna is the older version of the SMQ-11 that was
fitted on the Forrestal class to early Nimitz class carriers. The more compact antenna is the updated version fitted on newer carriers and retro-fitted on some that
had the older version. The resin parts come on casting runners that have thin attachment points. They are very detailed and required very little clean up to remove
tiny bits of excess resin film. A small double-sided instruction sheet is provided which has clear illustrations showing how to assemble the units.