videoaviation.com 1/32 MHU-12 Munition Trailer Kit First Look
|Date of Review||April 2015||Manufacturer||videoaviation.com|
|Subject||MHU-12 Munition Trailer||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||141832||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||Great diorama addition||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Experienced||MSRP (Euro)||29.00€|
videoaviation.com is back with another nice release. This kit features the MHU-12 munitions trailer which is used by US and allied air forces to move bombs and missiles between the munitions area and the flightline. The MHU-12 is a modular aluminum platform that is roughly 10.5' x 9' (not counting tow bar) and has a hauling capacity of 5000 pounds. There are holes in the surface of the platform for bolsters to be installed to cradle the weapons to be moved. These bolsters can be repositioned or replaced with other shaped bolsters to handle a wide variety of weapons shapes. There are two removable inserts in the center of the trailer to allow for any fins or attachments on the stores to extend below the surface of the platform.
This set is cast in tan resin and consists of 66 parts. The kit provides the basic platform plus the two removable inserts at the center platform. This kit provides two sets of tires and tow bars to replicate your choice of early or late version of the MHU-12. The casting is nicely done with no air bubbles or other problems evident.
This is another nice release which will look great next to your 1/32nd scale modern US Air Force or allied combat aircraft, this set will help bring that project to life. Whether you're arming a Vietnam era or OIF/OEF fighter, this gem will allow you to display your bombs or missiles before they're loaded on your aircraft.
You can find out more about this kit and their other upcoming offerings here: videoaviation.com.
My sincere thanks to videoaviation.com for this review sample!