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Wingman Models 1/48 BL755 Cluster Bomb

Wingman Models 1/48 BL755 Cluster Bomb Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2015 Manufacturer Wingman Models
Subject BL755 Cluster Bomb Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48022 Primary Media Resin, Photo-Etch
Pros Nice distinctive loadout for RAF/Royal Navy subjects Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (Euro) 14.00€

First Look

Wingman Models is back with a new series of external stores. In this release, we have four BL755 cluster bombs which are about the size of a 1000 pound bomb but the shell breaks open after release to scatter bomblets around the battlefield. The BL755 was developed by the United Kingdom in the early 1970s for use by the RAF and Royal Navy aircraft and was also exported to abroad.

Wingman Models 1/48 BL755 Cluster Bomb

This set contains four cluster bombs cast in gray resin as well as a small fret of photo-etched parts containing the arming fans. The set is rounded out with a nice set of weapons stencils.

You'll find these weapons were carried by a wide range of RAF and RN aircraft from Phantoms to Hawks, Luftwaffe aircraft from F-104s to Tornados, and the Iranians adapted their F-4s, F-5s to carry these weapons. This set will provide a distinctive loadout for your next 1/48 project!

My sincere thanks to  Wingman Models for this review sample!