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#1 onosendai

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:34 PM

Available set of 4 USN MK83/BLU-110 bombs with light ablative fire-retardating coating. 8,00 eu.
 
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:37 PM

I really like your products. Still looking for WW2 accessories for Pacific maintenance dioramas.
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 04:02 PM

Can you make some without the coating? Been waiting "forever" for the plain original Mk.83s but seems only the ablative ones are being made.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 04:45 PM

Can you make some without the coating? Been waiting "forever" for the plain original Mk.83s but seems only the ablative ones are being made.

 

Really the surface coating is very light, with some sanding maybe you can get a smooth surface, however I wouldn't have trouble making a slick version shortly.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:26 PM

Really the surface coating is very light, with some sanding maybe you can get a smooth surface, however I wouldn't have trouble making a slick version shortly.


Thanks good to hear the slicks are coming. I'll wait for those then, I'm not sure I could sand these coated ones consistently smooth since I'm looking for six of them.

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 04:37 PM

Hi Maurizio, Vietnam Mk.83s (green) had yellow or black decals? I need 9 pcs. but I'd like to color them green.

(I suppose black over dark green can't be seen).

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 08:15 PM

Hi Luca, these '83 are definitely post-vietnam, you have to wait for the next batch of slick body with yellow stencils, I'm waiting for the decals.


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 10:00 PM

thanks Maurizio, so please let us know as soon as the decals are ready  :goodjob:

ciao

 

p.s. so Vietnam USN mk.83s were slick body and not rough? 


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:23 AM

p.s. so Vietnam USN mk.83s were slick body and not rough?


Majority of the 83s were not coated in Vietnam. These originals would be ideal for USMC and also majority of USN even up to late in the war.

Can still see the 83s even in 1972 without the thermal coating here on 505 (with a coated 82, and other non-coated single stripe nosed examples in the background aircraft too show the coating was still sporadic at that time):
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Posted 05 February 2018 - 04:49 PM

thanks ziggy, great photo!



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 05:27 PM

I think the ablative coating came about after a number of fires, including the USS Enterpise fire of 1969, so it probably took some time to roll out. Most Vietnam era aircraft wouldn’t have had it yet.
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