Cutting Edge 1/32 Triple Ejector Rack (TER) - Vietnam Era First Look
|Date of Review||March 2007||Manufacturer||Cutting Edge|
|Subject||Triple Ejector Rack (TER) - Vietnam Era||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||CEC32181||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||Two detailed models of the Vietnam era USAF and USN TER||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||OOP|
If you remember the Multiple Ejector Rack (MER) that Cutting Edge produced (CEC32089), you'll recall just how detailed that set really was. This was used to carry up to six bombs on Vietnam-era fighters and Cutting Edge's MER is so detailed that you really don't want to suspend any bombs on it.
Well they're back again with the TER. A TER carries up to three bombs side-by side where a MER is really two TERS back-to-back. Like their earlier MER set, this new set is equally detailed and will look awesome without weapons loaded.
Cutting Edge provided only one MER in its set as many fighters like the F-105 carried only one MER on the centerline station, you'd need two for the A-7 and up to four for the A-6.
In this set, Cutting Edge provides two complete TERs as it is rare to see a single TER on an aircraft. These were common on the inboard stations of the F-4 though they were used quite often on other USAF and USN fighter and attack aircraft. The OA-10A Thunderbolt II FAC uses the MER to suspend a rocket under a wing station to provide additional vertical clearance between the airframe and the departing rockets.
If you'd like to add additional detail to your next 1/32 Vietnam era warrior, replace those single-piece TERs with these models of their own right and you'll capture the eye of the viewer.
My sincere thanks to Meteor Productions for this review sample!