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|
|Pros||Advanced JDAM||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$14.95|
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.
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 from HobbyZone USA (look here).