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USAF GBU-38 Set 1/32 USAF GBU-38 Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2015 Manufacturer
Subject USAF GBU-38 Set Scale 1/32
Kit Number 152732 Primary Media Resin
Pros Beautiful details Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (Euro) 10.00€

First Look has released a very nice weapons set for modern 1/32 aircraft. These are GBU-38 JDAMs (Mk.82 500lb bombs with guidance kits) which provide current loadout options for a variety of subjects. While this set is identified as USAF GBU-38s, these weapons are also used by the US Navy, US Marine Corps, and many allied air forces. The primary difference between the USAF and US Navy/Marine versions is not the guidance kit, but the core Mk.82 bombs. The Navy bombs have a textured coating on the bomb's surface for fire protection aboard the ship. produces these in a separate set.


This set is cast in gray resin and provides eight very detailed bombs with separately cast tail sections, suspension lugs, nose radar proximity sensors, and GPS antennas. A set of decal weapons stencils are also included.

You can find out more about this kit and their other upcoming offerings here:

My sincere thanks to for this review sample!