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WWII Luftwaffe Hydraulic Bomb Cart

Model Design Construction, 1/32 scale

 

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Catalogue No., Description & Price Model Design Construction / Eclipse Model Design:
EMK32001 - WWII Luftwaffe Hydraulic Bomb Cart.£2.75

Contents and Media: 21 parts in grey coloured resin; two A4 pages of illustrated instructions.
Scale: 1/32 scale
Price:

 

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: First class quality mastering and casting; high quality instructions; versatile use for a range of pre-war and WWII Luftwaffe bombs and aircraft.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: MDC's 1/32 scale Luftwaffe Bomb Cart is a nice little model in its own right, but combined with one of MDC's SC 250 or SC 500 bombs and a relevant aircraft model, you will have an instant diorama.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

The standard Luftwaffe bom cart was in service from the mid 1930s until the end of the Second World War. This cart could handle bombs up to 500 kg. The design featured a stout cradle which was attached to a hydraulic lifting arm. This was used to raise the bomb to the height of the aircraft's rack, where it was attached.

This bomb cart was used by virtually all German fighter-bombers, Stukas and bombers throughout the entire war, so Model Design Construction's new 1/32 scale kit will be a welcome accessory.

The cart is make up from 21 parts in grey resin. Casting quality is perfect, typical of this manufacturer, and many of the parts are remarkably delicate. Options include long or short handle tow arms, and adjustable hydraulic ram (well, you can pack material bewteen the ran and the arm) so that the lifting arm may be set high or low, depending on the modeller's preference.

Cleanup will be straightforward with just a whisper of resin residue on some of the parts. After this, construction should be simple and fast following the excellent illustrated instructions. You will just need to source two 3" lengths of fine chain to finish the job.

MDC's 1/32 scale Luftwaffe Bomb Cart is a nice little model in its own right but combined with one of MDC's SC 250 or SC 500 bombs and a relevant aircraft model, you will have an instant diorama.

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Review Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 11 September, 2009
Last updated 14 September, 2009

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