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MG 151
20mm German Guns

 

Aires, 1/32 scale

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description Aires Hobby Models 2022 - MG 151 - 20mm German Guns
Price: USD$13.46 from Squadron
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: See text below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Bubble free casting, excellent detail, flexible ammunition belt
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner


Aires 1/48 scale MG 151 Guns are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

The MG 151/20 was considered to be one of the best aircraft cannons of the war. When introduced on the later Bf 109F-4 aircraft it was found to have both a high rate of fire and good reliability.

With the current issues of 109 kits by Hasegawa in 1/32 scale, it was only a matter of time before an accessory such as this was released.

Six parts make up this package and it is cast in the familiar Aires cream coloured resin.

The detail is excellent with all the features being sharp and flash free. Sensibly the gun tubes have been manufactured with protective barriers on each side to stop any breakage occurring to these long items.

 



Ammunition belts have been supplied and cleverly these are moulded in a flexible medium. This allows them to be positioned in a more realistic manner, thus opening up a whole range of diorama possibilities.

 

 

Conclusion

 

This is a fine effort from Aries and one that will allow the modeller to use their imagination.

Recommended

Thanks to Aires for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2004 by Rob Baumgartner
Page Created 22 December, 2004
Last updated 22 December, 2004

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