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Japanese 250kg Bomb With Rack Resin Set 

Brengun, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Brengun Item No. BRL48103 - Japanese 250kg Bomb With Rack Resin Set 

 

Scale:

1/48

Contents & Media

Seven parts cast in grey resin and photo-etched parts.

Price:

 

Available online from Brengun

 

Hannants

 

and specialist hobby retailers worldwide

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Clean, moulding with great detail, no seams to clean up, accurate shape.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Conclusions:

All of the Brengun bomb sets will certainly add some quality detail to your models and each of the sets can be used on many different aircraft with makes them really useful. .


Reviewed by David Couche

FirstLook

 

Japanese 250 kg Bombs – Background

Bombs for the Japanese Navy are divided into several classes; however, Bombs which are considered land bombs were designed specifically for land-based targets and had a rough texture on the exterior. Ordinary bombs, on the other hand, were designed specifically to be used against ships which included both general purpose and semi-armour piercing (SAP) types and were of a smoother construction when compared to land bombs.


 

Land Bombs

Typically, land bombs are assembled from three pieces, nose, cylinder body and tail cone section. The nose of the bomb can be attached through two methods, either welding and riveting or just welding alone. The tail cone is filled with explosive filler and is then to the body of the bomb with a collar or a coupling ring. The collar is attached to the body by welding and the coupling ring is attached to the tail, both sections are held together by screws through the coupling ring into the collar.

 

 

Bombs that are 250 kg or smaller will be suspended by a single U-shaped fixed lug. A second lug 180° apart can be fitted to allow the bomb to be suspended from a torpedo release gear.


 

BRL48103 - Japanese 250kg Bomb With Rack Resin Set 

The above research was import to actually work out what Brengun has actually supplied us as their labelling is quite generic. The 250 kg bomb is a Japanese Navy bomb to be used on shipping etc. This is confirmed by the rounded suspension lug on the top of the bomb. Now onto the actual set.

 

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Brengun has given us seven grey resin parts made up of a one piece body and the remaining parts make up a detailed bomb rack for the bomb. Labelling on the resin indicates this rack is for a Mitsubishi Zero but it could be used for most Japanese aircraft that carried bombs on the centreline position. The modelling is pretty crisp with great detail on the body of the bomb, especially with the prominent large rivets at the joins as mentioned above.

 

 

Conclusion

All of the Brengun bomb sets will certainly add some quality detail to your models and each of the sets can be used on many different aircraft with makes them really useful.

Thanks to Brengun for the review samples.


Review Text Copyright 2019 by David Couche
Page Created 18 December, 2019
Last updated 19 December, 2019

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