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1/48 and 1/32 Scales
GBU-12 Paveway II
Laser Guided Bomb

 

Pete's Hangar


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S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: PHR 32001 and PHR 48009
Scale: 1/32 and 1/48
Contents and Media: each 3 pieces in caramel coloured resin and one in clear resin
Price: PHR 32001 - AUD$16.00; PHR 48009 - AUD$11.10
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Perfectly cast; excellent accessory for US and Aussie aircraft on OIF / Operation Falconer; good timing for 1/32 scale Academy Hornet; great detail; minimal cleanup; includes separate clear lens for front of bomb
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Pete's Hangar has released a single GBU-12 Paveway II Guided Bomb as seen on Coalition Forces' aircraft during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Specifically, RAAF F/A-18s over Iraq carried one of these bombs on the port-side inboard station, so there will be some interesting possibilities for modellers wanting to depict an Operation Falconer Aussie Hornet.

This release depicts the second-generation bomb with the folded wings.

Three parts are supplied in perfectly-formed caramel coloured resin. The forward fins of the bombs are especially impressive, being so thin that they are actually translucent. There are no imperfections that I could find on my sample.

The most interesting aspect of this set is the inclusion of a clear resin laser detector. This is a great feature, as it permits the optic lens to remain unpainted at the tip of the detector.

The parts are almost ready for use straight from the little clear plastic box. The only preparation required will be the removal of a little excess material at the front of the tail unit, and drilling out a locating hole at the rear of the nose section.

Instructions are very good, covering assembly, usage, painting and including some links to online references.

Pete's Hangar's 1/32 and 1/48 scale GBU-12 Paveway II Laser Guided bomb will be an interesting accessory for modellers building Coalition attack aircraft involved in recent events in the Gulf and beyond.

Recommended

Thanks to Peter from Pete's Hangar/Aussie Decals for the review sample.


 Inquiries may be made directly to Pete's Hangar's email address
or to their postal address: P.O. Box 94, Redbank, Queensland 4301, Australia

Pete's Hangar products are available at hobby shops & retailers
including Snowy Mountains Models


Review Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 15 January, 2004
Last updated 15 January, 2004

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