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What a nuisance research is. I well remember fitting every rocket/bomb/gun in the kit to Airfix planes as a kid. Pity you can't do that to this one and go ship busting

 

Richard

 

Yeah, little things like maximum gross weights, runway length, ambient temperature, fuel load, hardpoint loads, etc.

Heck, I'd load Tallboy's if it'd carry them.

 

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Yeah, little things like maximum gross weights, runway length, ambient temperature, fuel load, hardpoint loads, etc.

Heck, I'd load Tallboy's if it'd carry them.

 

Reality is seriously impacting on the coolness factor here.

 

I find myself looking forward to this build, I like low level special purpose aeroplanes, this one seems to be something really different

 

Richard

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I dont recall snakeyes being aound WWII.....Harv

 

Your memory serves you correct :thumbsup:

 

I was referring to the AN-M40 Parafrag bomb, also used as M26 cluster bomb. A parachute retarded HE-frag bomb used widely and succesul in the PTO for low-level attacks on airfields and other installations. Scale copies made by resin2detail, both single and cluster variant. Used by bombers too.

 

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- dutik

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Interesting munition, Dutik.   So these would be an anti personnel type of ordnance, to use against troops, trucks, and parked aircraft and such?

Would they be loaded vertically in the bomb bay as per He-111 or horizontally in place of the 500 lb GP bombs?

Or on the wing hardpoints?

When you read the pilot after action reports, they sure loved the smoke and action of the Zunis, but it's ironic that it was proven that the FFARs really inflicted no real damage on the enemy other than keeping his head down.

 

I could see them doing a pass or two with the guns to silence the AA, followed by the bombs, then again and againas much as needed with the guns until everything was burning.

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Horizontally like any other Air Force bombs (the Heinkel used vertically bomb cells instead of a conventional bomb bay). They could be loaded as clusters. Linky to some description and images. Heck, there are images of the Parafrag parachuting down onto a parked Betty :speak_cool: Linky to the Bombardiers Information File (kind of Field Manual). M40 is shown in part 7.

 

Enjoy!

- dutik

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Here is a 500lb parademo bomb:

 

http://blog.daum.net/_blog/photoImage.do?blogid=0I1Jj&imgurl=http://cfile236.uf.daum.net/original/172EE93351061F6C20BBAF

 

basically take the tail fins off, add two brackets with parachute canisters at the end and you have a parachute demolition bomb.

 

edit: here are 250lb parademo:

 

parabomb.jpg

 

two parachute canisters on the side of the tail fins. I have seen a pic of a 100lb parademo which had the chute canister inserted in the tail section, where the tail fuze would go.

 

Jari

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So I've been going through what I have, gathering up stuff, thinking of what I need, adding it up in my head with a sinking heart what I need to source and acquire, when suddenly, one of those happy moments comes along. In the corner of a spare parts box, I find these little gems...

 

IMG_5075-L.jpg

 

YES!!!

 

So now, just some gun barrels and parachute bombs. Yes, I'm gonna let Dutik spend my money for me just like my good friend Martin does. :)

 

Edit: maybe a bit more resin as well. That 75mm shell rack looks cool. Also, I'll need to do some pretty serious work on the waist gunners areas. The kit is pretty basic back there, as is normal and totally OK with HK. Just like Hasegawa, give us a good basic package at a great price, and let us detail it out as much as we want to.

 

The linkys Dutik put up are absolutely priceless! I have some decent research material, but those just are icing on the cake. Thanks man! Seriously.

Edited by Clunkmeister

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So if you haven't seen one of these in person, this is a BIG model. Here is the last T-28 that will run through my T-28 mill for a few months, (this one will make seven, and if you haven't tried this kit yet, you owe it to yourself to build one. They're stunners when done), and the Trojan is no small aircraft. It's lost on the big PBJ.

 

IMG_5074-M.jpg

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The Profi set is pretty darn nice. You get a complete PBJ-1H specific panel and all the goodies to do a convincing modification, including a good reference photo of the cockpit.

 

IMG_5085-L.jpg

 

This pic is pure gold:

IMG_5077-L.jpg

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