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50 Gallon British Drop Tank

Brengun, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Brengun Kit No. BRL72092 – 50 Gal Drop Tank British

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Two resin parts and one PE fret with six parts.

Price:

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Good quality and handy to have.

Disadvantages:

None noted. 

Conclusions:

This 50-Gal drop tank is nicely detailed and a handy accessory to have for selected WW2 British fighters; I happily recommend it.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


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FirstLook

 

Brengun has released a nicely detailed 50-Gallon British drop tank. A simple enough item, but one not commonly included with many WW2 British fighter kits.

The drop-tank comes in a small cellophane bag stapled to a card header along with a PE fret, instructions and a black backing paper.

 

 

The simple instructions provide clear drawings indicating how the tank’s carry-frame is to be assembled from the PE fret,  and include a diagram showing the tank mounted on a Spitfire IX/XVI. They also mention that wire anti-sway bars must be scratch-built.

 

 

The parts are all of good quality, with easily removed resin casting blocks. I have seen shapes like this drop tank cast as one piece with a wafer thin attachment to the casting block around the nose. Brengun’s two-part approach requires a bit more work but should be OK provided that the joining faces are finished squarely.

I have included Brengun’s own images of an assembled but unpainted example.

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

This 50-Gal drop tank is nicely detailed and a handy accessory to have for selected WW2 British fighters; I happily recommend it.

Thanks to Brengun for the review sample.


Review Text Copyright 2016 by Mark Davies
Page Created 2 February, 2016
Last updated 2 February, 2016

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