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US 1,000lb Bombs

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale


S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number

Eduard BRASSIN Item No. 648565 - US 1,000lb Bombs

Contents and Media:

Four resin parts; 17 photo-etched parts; waterslide decals; instructions.

Scale

1/48

Price:

USD$9.95 plus postage, available online from Eduard

GBP£5.50 EU Price (£4.58 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 AN-M65 1,000lb Bomb set will be a versatile accessory for wide range of US bombers and fighter/bombers in the WWII, Post-War and Korean War eras.


Reviewed by Brett Green

 

Background

 

The US AN-M65 1,000lb General Purpose was a free-falling, unguided bomb that was used on a wide range of WWII, post-war and Korean War era bomber aircraft and fighter bombers.

 

 

It was used by the US Army Air Force and the US Navy, as well as American Allies.

The M65 was withdrawn from service in 1960.

 

 

FirstLook

 

Eduard has released a US 1,000lb Bomb set comprising two bombs.

These are the versatile AN-65 bombs.

Thi BRASSIN set is made up from four pieces in grey resin and 17 photo-etched parts. A decal sheet is also included.

The resin is crisply detailed and perfectly cast.

Each bomb body is cast onto a small block at the base. Removal of the block and cleanup should be fast and easy with a razor saw and sanding stick.

 

 

The photo-etched parts are the tail caps fuses and other details for the two bombs.

 

 

The decals provide stencil markings and stripes.

 

 

Instructions are straightforward.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This crisply detailed AN-M65 1,000lb Bomb set will be a versatile accessory for wide range of US bombers and fighter/bombers in the WWII, Post-War and Korean War eras.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.


Review Text Copyright 2021 by Brett Green
Page Created 20 January, 2021
Last updated 21 January, 2021

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