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F-15 600 Gallon
"WRM" Drop Tank

 

Cutting Edge Modelworks, 1/32 scale

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description CEC32179 - F-15 600 Gallon "WRM" Drop Tank (War Reserve Materiel "combat tank")
Price: USD$13.99 from Meteor Productions website
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: Four parts in grey resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Nicely detailed; easy to install
Disadvantages: Not much reference data available.
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans


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FirstLook

 

Crisply moulded in pale grey resin, Cutting Edge has released an F-15 Eagle 600 Gallon "WRM" Drop Tank (War Reserve Materiel "combat tank").

There are 4 parts to the set these being 2 tank halves and the rear ball and socket mount. On comparison to the tanks in my 1/32 scale Tamiya F-15C the tank is identical except that the cutting edge tank has no rear aerodynamic cone fitted and, similar to the late F-16 tanks, the rear curved pressure bulkhead is visible. I can find no reference for photographs or details on the tanks use or fitment but I presume that there was a shortage of F-15 drop tanks during the last Gulf War causing some war reserve stock to be issued and these appear to have not been fitted with the rear aerodynamic streamlined cone.

The casting block for the tank halve is quite heavy and will require some care to remove.

The detail included for the rear ball and socket fitting is quite detailed but one confusing thing is the instructions supplied show the tank with the rear aerodynamic streamlined cone fitted making it difficult to determine the exact location of the mounting bracket on the tank.

Modellers with a little modelling skill should be able to install this detail set to the 1/32 scale F-15s and I am not sure of the tanks applicability to the F-4 Phantom where F-15 tanks were carried on the centreline pylon.

In summary, this tank will enhance any 1/32 F-15C or E but check your references for applicability.

Recommended.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample.


Cutting Edge Modelworks products are available from Meteor Productions Website


Text and Images Copyright 2006 by Mick Evans
Page Created 09 January, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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