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GBU-54 LJDAM Set

Attack Squadron 1/48 GBU-54 LJDAM Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2017 Manufacturer Attack Squadron
Subject GBU-54 LJDAM Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48020 Media Resin
Pros Advanced JDAM Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $14.95

First Look

Attack Squadron from Poland produces some impressive resin kits, details, and conversions. Here is a set of four GBU-54 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (LJDAM) which is an updated version of the GBU-38 JDAM. The GBU-38 added a GPS guidance kit to the standard Mk.82 500lb bomb to allow precision guidance to a known target position. The GBU-54 adds a laser seeker which allows the weapon to be guided to a moving target after release. First deployed in 2008, the LJDAM is one of the regular loadouts of contemporary USAF and USN strike aircraft in the sandbox.

GBU-54 LJDAM Set

This set renders four beautifully cast bombs in gray resin that only require the casting blocks to be removed from the tails and painting before adding the included weapons stencils provided as waterslide decals. These weapons are typically carried in pairs using the BRU-57 canted Vertical Ejector Rack (cVER) which is also produced by Attack Squadron in 1/48 scale.

This set is available with free shipping from HobbyZone USA (look here).