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S-25-OFM-PU & S-25-OF-PU
Unguided Air-Launched Rocket with Fragmentation Warhead

Advanced Modeling, 1/72 scale


S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number

Advanced Modelling Item Nos.:

AMC 72015 – S-25-OFM-PU Unguided Air-Launched Rocket with Fragmentation Warhead

AMC 72015-1 – S-25-OF-PU Unguided Air-Launched Rocket with Fragmentation Warhead

Contents and media

Four resin parts and one decal sheet in each case.

Scale

1/72

Price:

Available online from Nirahobby:

Review Type

First Look

Advantages:

Extremely fine detail.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Recommendation:

These are superbly detailed S-25 rockets. I am very impressed with what Advanced Modeling has to offer, and happily recommend the two rocket sets reviewed here.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


Eduard's BRASSIN 1/72 Bullpup B is available online from Squadron.com

 

Background

 

Although both the S-25-OF & OFM have fragmentation warheads, it is the difference in warhead appearance that accounts for the slightly different designations. The warhead of the S-25-OFM is reinforced and has delayed fusing to enable it to penetrate toughened targets.

The S-25 family of rockets is quite interesting in that they come supplied pre-loaded in a PU-O-25 disposable launch tube made of wood with a metal outer skin. There are several warhead types, all of which are larger in diameter than the rocket’s fuselage. They have folding-fins and also offset rocket exhaust nozzles to impart spin for stabilization.

One member of the family, the S-25-L, is converted from being an unguided rocket into a precision laser-guided missile using a guidance package attached ahead of the warhead.

Source: Soviet/Russian Aircraft Weapons Since WW2, by Yefim Gordon

 

 

FirstLook

 

In both cases, the parts and decals come packaged in a resealable cellophane bag with a card. Attached to the card stiffener are fold-out instructions. English and Russian text includes an overview of the weapons, their colours, characteristics and dimensions. The instructions use clear drawings, and also indicate which aircraft the rocket launchers can be used with. In each case these are the Su-17, Su-24, Su-25, Su-27/30/35, Su-34, MiG-27 & MiG-29.

 

 

The detail is superb for the scale, and very delicate; with casting that appears flawless. They make any injected kit weapons instantly redundant, and are as good as I can recall resin any after-market rocket launchers being in this scale. Assembly should be a breeze, with easy to remove casting blocks and warheads that are an insert fit.  The decal sheet provides stencil markings for the weapons, and appears to be of good quality. The same decals serve both packages.

 

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I have used Advanced Modeling’s own images as these give a true indication of the parts’ appearance and are better than I could take!


 

Distribution

Advanced Modeling does not currently have a website as all efforts are focused on expanding their product range. Distribution is through a growing number of on-line stockists and distributors; currently these include:

USA - Roll Models, Stevens International & Victory Models

 

 

Conclusion

 

These are superbly detailed S-25 rockets. I am very impressed with what Advanced Modeling has to offer, and happily recommend the two rocket sets reviewed here.

Thanks to Advanced Modeling for the review sample


Review Text Copyright 2015 by Mark Davies
Page Created 8 July, 2015
Last updated 9 July, 2015

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