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British WWII Anti-Submarine Bombs

CMK, 1/72 scale


S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

CMK Item Nos.:

7352 – Anti-Submarine Bomb 250lb Mk.VIII
7353 – Anti-Submarine Bomb 500lb Mk.IV
7354 – Anti-Submarine Bomb 600lb Mk.I

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media:

7352 – Four bombs, four resin parts.
7253 & 7254 – Two bombs, four resin parts.

Price:

Available online from these stockists:

Stockist

250lb

500lb

600lb

CMK

€8.50

€8.50

€8.50

Hannants

£6.33

£6.33

£6.33

Modelimex

€6.82

€6.82

€6.82

Hobby Link Japan

¥1,040

¥1,040

¥1,040

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Excellent quality, rarely offered aerial ordnance accessory.

Disadvantages:

No painting and markings advice provided.

Conclusions:

These excellent quality anti-submarine bombs are most welcome; I highly recommend all three.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


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FirstLook

 

Anti-submarine weapons are amongst the most overlooked aerial ordnance accessories I can think of, so these three British ASW bombs are from CMK are most welcome. They stand to add interest to a number of Coastal Command and FAA subjects.

Each set of bombs comes packed in a cellophane plastic blister pack stapled to a card header. The small folded instruction sheet in each pack is not required, so simple is construction, although paint and markings information, which would have been useful, is not provided.

 

 

For those interested, I have checked my copy of British Explosive Ordnance 1946 for colour and markings information and can advise the following:

  • 250lb Mk.VIII, dark-green overall with a ½” red band 1” from the nose, and a 1” light-green band 4½” from the nose.

 

 

  • 500lb Mk.IV, dark-green overall with a ½” red band 1” from the nose, and a 1” light-green band 6” from the nose.

 

 

  • 600lb Mk.I, dark-green overall with a ½” red band and a 1” light-green band around body (exact location of bands not provided).

 

 

It’s not just “The One True Scale” that CMK is looking after with its ASW bombs, as our “Quarter-Scale” brethren can get the same weapons in their heretic sizing, although all are in two-bomb packs (250lb, 500lb, and 600lb).

I hope that CMK adds the 100lb bomb and 250lb depth-charge to their range as well.

 

 

Conclusion

 

These excellent quality anti-submarine bombs are most welcome; I highly recommend all three. 

Thanks to Special Hobby / CMK for the samples and images.


Review Text & Images Copyright 2017 by Mark Davies
Page Created 1 May, 2017
Last updated 1 May, 2017

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