1/48 and 1/32 Scales
GBU-12 Paveway II
Laser Guided Bomb
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||PHR 32001 and PHR 48009
||1/32 and 1/48
|Contents and Media:
||each 3 pieces in caramel coloured
resin and one in clear resin
||PHR 32001 - AUD$16.00; PHR 48009 -
||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
by Brett Green
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
This release depicts the second-generation bomb with the folded
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.
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
Review Copyright © 2004 by Brett
This Page Created on 15 January, 2004
Last updated 15 January, 2004
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