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Brengun 1/72 scale
Ordnance Roundup

Brengun, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Brengun Item Nos.

BRL72243 - Tiny Tim Rockets

BRL72250 - LAU 131 Launchers

BRL72246 - US GP 100lb Bombs, AN-M3DR1 Bombs

BRL 72244 - Mark XVII Depth Charge

BRL72242 - US WWII 75 Gallon Fuel Tanks

BRL72235 - AN-ALE 47 Countermeasure Dispensers\

BRL72252 - F/A18 E/F Engine Nozzles

Scale:

1/72 scale

Contents & Media

See details below

Price:

All available online from Brengun

 

and specialist hobby retailers worldwide

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Well cast and with excellent details, supplemented in most cases with good PE and decals, and instructions that give construction and painting assistance.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusions:

All of these sets will add detail or extra items for the kits they are designed for and come highly recommended.


Reviewed by Graham Carter


FirstLook

 

BRL72243 - Tiny Tim Rockets
Brengun, 1/72 scale

The Tiny Tim air-to-ground missile was the largest American rocket in service during World War II. It weighed 1,250 pounds (567 kg.) and was also designated the 11.75-inch aircraft rocket (its diameter or caliber). The TNT warhead weighed 148.5 lbs (67.3 kg.), which could destroy coastal defence guns, pill boxes, bridges, tanks, and ships. The missile was primarily used by a Marine Corps Air Group and was mounted on F4U aircraft.

 

 

Tiny Tims sunk at least one Japanese ship and seriously damaged another. During the Korean War, one Tiny Tim knocked out a key bridge. It was propelled by solid-propellant sticks and had 24 exhaust nozzles.

(information courtesy of the Smithsonian)

This accessory pack consists of two finely cast resin missiles with ten ribbed fins ( two spares) and a set of instructions which include painting details.


 

BRL72250 - LAU 131 Launchers
Brengun, 1/72 scale

 

 

The LAU launcher is used with a wide variety of modern USAF aircraft, both rotary and fixed winged.  It is capable of firing up to seven 2.75in/70mm rockets. This set contains four very nice resin cast missile launchers with separate mounting lugs and connectors as well as a choice of two different faces - open and closed. Instructions include painting notes.


 

BRL72246 - US GP 100lb Bombs, AN-M3DR1 Bombs
Brengun, 1/72 scale

 

 

A widely used small bomb from the WWII and later, this set of ten weapons is finely cast with what I thought was an extended fuse trigger but which are actually casting pillars! To add detail to each bomb there is a three piece PE fin and a priming prop at the front. Instructions show how each is assembled and gives painting guides and a set of decals for the yellow rings and data plates that are a feature of these weapons.


 

BRL 72244 - Mark XVII Depth Charge
Brengun, 1/72 scale

 

 

This weapon was used in anti-submarine operations by US Navy aircraft from 1944 and this set appears to be a re-release of an Attack Squadron set from a short while ago. It comprises two resin two-piece depth charges with a PE fret providing the fins and a detailed mounting brackets for the wings of the aircraft. Also on the frets re the primers, and charging props. Instructions cover the construction, colour details and decal placement for the small sheet of markings.


 

BRL72242 - US WWII 75 Gallon Fuel Tanks
Brengun, 1/72 scale

 

 

Two of these commonly fitted tanks with PE caps and decals are in this set. Casting attachments are on the nose and I think a bit of care will be needed in removing this as there is a prominent seam there, a feature of these tanks. Casting detail is lovely.


 

BRL72235 - AN-ALE 47 Countermeasure Dispensers
Brengun, 1/72 scale

 

 

These dispensers are a common sight on modern aircraft of almost all types, usually attached to the lower rear fuselage. This set of thirty dispensers appear to provide two types, differing in the number of exits. They are cast in sets of ten on s solid base and can be easily separated from this with a saw or sharp knife. Their size (2x3x3mm) and likelihood of becoming Carpet Monster snacks would persuade me to cut them off inside a plastic bag! These are much more clearly detailed than the equivalent kit parts.


 

BRL72252 - F/A18 E/F Engine Nozzles
Brengun, 1/72 scale

 

 

Replacements for Hasegawa kit parts, but presumably able to be used on other kits of this aircraft. A nicely cast set of exhausts with an inner and outer section and no sign of bubbles or flaws. A fine saw will be needed to separate the items from their casting base.

 

 

A simple replacement item for kit parts.

 

 

Conclusion

All of these sets will add detail or extra items for the kits they are designed for and come highly recommended.

Thanks to Brengun for the review samples.


Review Text Copyright 2021 by Graham Carter
Page Created 14 October, 2021
Last updated 14 October, 2021

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