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LAU-10/A ZUNI (672211) 1:72 Eduard The Zuni 5-inch rocket as an unguided rocket used by the US Navy, US Air Force and US Marine Corps. It is usually carried in fours in the LAU-10 rocket pod. Designed by the Hunter-Douglas Division of the Bridgeport Brass Company, the Zuni is a modular system and was designed from the outset to deploy a number of different warheads, including a proximity fuse warhead. For this reason, the rocket was selected as the basis for the original AIM-9 Sidewinder. A laser guided version has been developed for deployment by the US Marine Corps. The set comprises two LAU-10 launchers, each of which can have up to four Zuni rockets added. The aft end cap is a separate part, and two version are provided so you can choose between an armed or unarmed pod. Tiny brass parts are provided for the armed version. Decals (not shown) are also provided. The casting is flawless and smooth, with minimal cleanup required thanks to the positioning of the pouring stubs at the tail-end of the rocket pod. Colours and stencil positions are marked in a colour diagram, with Gunze Mr Color paint references as usual. Review sample courtesy of
this time with an early Harrier of the 8th Squadrille, Spanish Navy, or Armada Española, Octava Esquadrilla hard to come by Monogram kit, as Kinetic did not manage yet to release a very early Harrier single seater... fingers crossed they will soon! (GR.1, Gr.3 and AV-8A and AV-8S) Decals by Series Españolas, looking great, as usual! Quickboost Stencel seat here we go! ingredients and WIP and output: no long time retired after having been sold to Thailand were they had a second spring!
LAU-10/A Zuni Launchers 1:32 Brassin Arriving in the clear bubble pack most used by Eduard in the Brassin range, this set consists of two complete launchers, four end plates, eight rocket heads. There is also a small etched sheet, containing the end plates of each rocket motor. A small decal sheet finishes the package off, contain stencils for the pod and yellow live weapon stripes for each rocket head. Construction is relatively simple, just cut the moulding blocks off the pods and pod end sections, for the which the modeller has the option of fitting one pair for armed pods or the other pair for empty pods. Each rocket nose section is then glued to the front recesses of the pod. Unfortunately the review sample was slightly damaged in transit with a section of the nose ring on both pods having a section broken, so check before buying, if you can as it’s not an easy fix, or even easy to hide. Conclusion This is a very nice pair of pods that can be used on most US aircraft from the Vietnam onwards. Great moulding, good attention to detail and since they were so widely used, they will make an excellent addition to any modellers armoury. Just a shame about the slight damage, as the set would have been better in a Brassin box with all the padding they seem to add to those. Highly recommended Review sample courtesy of