Cutting Edge 1/32 F-14 LAU-138 BOL/Chaff Launcher First Look
|Date of Review||April 2006||Manufacturer||Cutting Edge|
|Subject||F-14 LAU-138 BOL/Chaff Launcher||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||CEC32158||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||THE nicest missile rail produced in 1/32 to date!||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||OOP|
Here is some really nice casting from Cutting Edge. This set is a pair of AIM-9 missile rails that replace the kit rails in your Tamiya or Revell 1/32 F-14. The missile rails in the kit are supposed to represent the basic LAU-7 missile rail that is seen on the wing glove stations (Stations 1A, 1B, 8A, 8B). The LAU-7 was replaced with the BOL rail - the LAU-138 which still provides the AIM-9 launch/carriage capability, but also improves the F-14's chaff dispensing capability by 160 chaff bundles per missile rail.
The casting on these parts absolutely impressive, with the proper recessed missile track and the various fittings all in the proper place. The kit's LAU-7s should look so good! In fact, after installing these rails, you'd almost hate to obstruct the details by mounting an AIM-9!
This set is definitely a 'no-brainer' for the Tomcat lover. Simply remove the casing blocks and replace the kit missile rails. Nice one Cutting Edge!
My sincere thanks to Meteor Productions for this review sample!