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MiG-15 & M15bis cockpit
MiG-15 & M15bis airbrakes
OFAB-100 bomb

Eduard BRASSIN, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number

672 022

MiG-15 Cockpit

672 021

MiG-15 airbrakes

672 024

MiG-15bis Cockpit

672-020

MiG-15 bis airbrakes

672 023

OFAB-100 bomb

Contents and media

10 gray, 1 clear resin parts, PE and instructions.

4 gray resin parts, PE and instructions.

10 gray, 1 clear resin parts, PE and instructions.

4 gray resin parts, PE and instructions.

8 gray resin parts, and instructions.

Scale

1/72

Price, from Eduard + Shipping

$19.95

$7.95

$19.95

$7.95

$9.95

Review Type

First Look.

Advantages:

Very fine detailed resin and photo etch additions for your 1/72 MiG-15.

Disadvantages:

None noted.

Recommendation:

Highly recommended for those who want to seriously detail their Eduard MiG-15.


Reviewed by Phil Parsons


Eduard's 1/72 MiG-15 kit and accessories are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

Tonight we are looking at four Brassin items for the Eduard 1/72 MiG-15 and some 1/72 Soviet bombs. These Brassin sets come in Eduard’s sturdy blister pack with plenty of packing to prevent any damage to the resin. The sets are cast to Eduard’s very high standards, with no flaws and where possible they have assisted you with thoughtful casting points on many components.

 

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Some of the detail is amazingly thin, the cockpit walls are wafer thin but incredibly detailed. Overall, in 1/72, the resin and PE are a great improvement over the kit plastic.


672 022 Mig-15 Cockpit

The Brassin cockpit contains floor, sidewalls, back barrier, ejection seat with railings behind the seat, gun sight, instrument panel, control column, box and cover behind the seat. The ejection seat is the same as per my previous review. I guess the main features of this set are the resin sidewalls that also make up part of the intake trunks. The detail on these items is incredible and it replaces the plastic/PE used in the original kit. I cannot comment on the fit with the intended kit however, given it is for their own product I hope that once the casting blocks are removed these will be a drop fit replacement. The Original kit contains a PE instrument panel, while this set has a resin panel, it would be nice if the instructions gave you the option to use the original PE panel if you wish.


672 021 MiG-15 airbrakes

 

 

While containing only four resin parts and a small PE fret, there will be more work required to fit the Air Brakes. The first modification occurs to the engine exhaust, not sure why, you then need to cut the closed air brakes from the fuselage. The rest of the construction involves constructing the housing with PE and finally fitting the resin doors and actuators.


 

672 024 Mig-15bis Cockpit

 

 

This set is 95% the same as set 672 022 with only minor detail variations to the cockpit walls and a minor difference on the instrument panel, otherwise no major differences.


672-020 Mig-15bis airbrakes

 

 

The major difference is the profile of the Air Brake door, as you can see bis door is very different to the initial MiG-15 door, without the kit I cannot say how this difference will manifest itself when it comes to cutting plastic.


672 023 OFAB-100 bomb

 

 

This Cold War-era bomb was designed for anti-personnel use. It can be carried externally or internally (the Tu-22M “Backfire” can accommodate eighteen,) and is cleared for supersonic use. The casing is thin, highly-frangible hardened iron and the main effect is fragmentation. The basic OFAB-100 is 3’5” long and has a diameter of 10 ¾”. The OFAB-100 was used by the USSR extensively by the USSR during the Afghanistan War, by everything from Su-25 “Frogfoot”, to MiG-21 “Fishbed” fighters, up to Tu-22M “Backfire” bombers. Along with the FAB-250, it was one of the most common iron bombs of the conflict.

Cuban planes dropped this bomb with regularity during the fighting in Angola in the 1970s/1980s. Some of the Cuban stockpile was left behind and inherited by the Angolan air force. Iraq used this bomb during the 1980-1988 war with Iran, mainly with the MiG-23 “Flogger“ and Su-20 “Fitter“.

I certainly love these, once removed from the casting block and cleaned up they are good to go. Not much more to say here.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Highly recommended for the new Eduard Mig-15and MiG-15bis kit.

OFAB data from http://www.harpoondatabases.com

Thanks to Eduard for the samples.


Review Text Copyright 2014 by Phil Parsons
Page Created 3 January, 2014
Last updated 3 January, 2014

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