60lb Rockets for the Tempest
Eduard BRASSIN, 1/48 scale
Reviewed by Luke Pitt
Eduard's 1/48 BRASSIN Spitfire Vb Gun Bays are available online from Squadron.com
The RP-3 (from Rocket Projectile 3 inch) was a English rocket projectile used during and after the Second World War. Though primarily an air-to-ground weapon, it saw limited use in other roles.
The rocket body was a steel tube 3 inches (76 mm) in diameter filled with 11 pounds (5 kg) of cordite propellant, fired electrically.
The warhead was screwed into the forward end, and was initially a solid 25 pounds (11 kg), 3.44-inch (87 mm) armour-piercing shell which was quickly supplemented by a 6-inch-diameter (152mm), 60 pounds (27 kg) high-explosive head.
Hot on the heels of the suburb new Eduard Tempest comes an upgrade that could be used not only for that kit but for others as well.
As you would expect from Eduard, this upgrade is slick not only from a packaging and presentation point of view but also the actual product.
This upgrade comprises eight resin rocket rails in two varieties, eight resin rockets, a photo etch fret consisting of 91 parts and a small decal sheet for the rocket stencils.
All this is backed up by first class instruction sheet that shows the placement of the stencil decals but also how to bend those tricky rocket rail brackets.
This upgrade could also use for the Typhoon and many other aircraft with some modification.
Our thanks go out to Eduard for suppling the review sample.
Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.
Review Text Copyright © 2019 by Luke Pitt
Images Copyright © 2019 by Eduard
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4 June, 2019
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