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Aircrew Parachute

True Details, 1/48 scale
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Item Number, Description, Scale & Price:

True Details Item No. 48553 - US WWII Era Aircrew Parachute.

USD$7.99 available online from Squadron

Contents and Media: Two parts in grey coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent detail; perfect casting on my sample; versatile accessory for aircraft, aircrew or diorama.
Conclusion: A great idea as a simple enhancement for your WWII U.S. aircraft models.

Reviewed by Brett Green

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F i r s t L o o k


True Details has expanded their range of standalone parachutes to 1/48 scale. The first of these is a pair of US WWII Era Aircrew Parachutes.

They represent the Type AN-6510 parachute.

Both parachutes are cast with the pack facing up.



No assembly is required as each parachute is cast as a single part. Just clean up the surrounding resin waste, prime and paint and you're done!

I have found that the easiest way to prepare these parachute was to trim off the surrounding resin with a hobby knife then sand the back of the parachute against a course sanding stick to thin the casting puddle.

These are simple but well detailed and original accessories. The parachutes will be really interesting additions to a pilot figure, an aircraft (resting on the wing or beside the fuselage) or a diorama.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.

True Details accessories are available online from Squadron

Review Copyright 2013 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 29 October, 2013
Last updated 29 October, 2013

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