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SUU-30A/B Early

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale


S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number

Eduard BRASSIN Item No. 648557 - SUU-30A/B Early

Contents and Media:

Eight resin parts; 22 photo-etched parts; waterslide decals; instructions.

Scale

1/48

Price:

USD$14.95 plus postage, available online from Eduard

GBP£8.70 EU Price (£7.25 Export Price) plus postage available online from Hannants

Review Type

First Look

Advantages:

Flawless resin casting; simple assembly; clear instructions and colour guide; decals including decals.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Recommendation:

This crisply detailed SUU-30A/B Early dispenser set will be a useful accessory for your 1/48 scale A-7, A-10, F-4, F-5, F-16, F-111 and B-52G kits.


Reviewed by Brett Green

 

Background

 

The SUU-30A/B was a general-purpose submunition dispenser that didn't release its payload while remaining attached to the delivery aircraft. Instead it was dropped as a whole and opened later in flight.

The SUU-30 series was used in service from the 1970s to the 1990s. Its body consisted of two halves, which opened in a clamshell fashion and dispersed the submunitions at a certain time after release from the aircraft. The dispenser was fitted with four cruciform tailfins.

Typically, the SUU-30 carried a payload of Cluster Bomb Units.

The SUU-30A/B was part of a family of US dispensers carried by a range of post WWII and modern aircraft including the A-7, A-10, F-4, F-5, F-16, F-111 and B-52G.

 

 

FirstLook

 

Eduard has released an SUU-30A/B Early set comprising four dispensers.

Thi BRASSIN set is made up from eight pieces in grey resin and 22 photo-etched parts. A decal sheet is also included.

The resin is crisply detailed and perfectly cast.

The fuse is a separate part.

The bomb bodies are cast onto a small block at the base. Removal of the block and cleanup should be fast and easy.

 

 

 

The photo-etched parts are the fins and the tail cap for the four dispensers. The resin bodies are cast with a positive recessed locating slot for the photo-etched fins.

 

 

The decals provide stencil markings.

 

 

Instructions are straightforward, as you would expect for such a small parts count.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This crisply detailed SUU-30A/B Early dispenser set will be a useful accessory for your 1/48 scale A-7, A-10, F-4, F-5, F-16, F-111 and B-52G kits.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.


Review Text Copyright 2020 by Brett Green
Page Created 12 October, 2020
Last updated 12 October, 2020

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