CBU-105 Cluster Bomb

Published: July 17th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard
Price: $14.00
Product / Stock #: 648276

The CBU-105 Cluster Bomb Dispenser was an improved version of the unguided CBU-97. The primary change was the including of a GPS system and tail fins to more accurately place the weapon. This also allows the interior bombs, BLU-108 submunitions to rain down and destroy tanks, antiaircraft and more.

Eduard has produced a wonderfully detailed set of six resin cast CBU-105 bomb in this release. The set is cast in the standard Eduard gray resin. Prep work involved cutting the fins and the front bomb off the casting blocks, sanding smooth and then gluing together. One note, make sure you glue the rear fins on in the correct orientation- the drawings are excellent so follow them! I fixed any seams with putty smooth with lacquer thinner. This was then primed with Alclad gray primer.

Painting is simple. I base coated the body with Tamiya Olive Drab. This dried and I masked the rear fins and shot them Tamiya Silver. The two primer cords on top were given a coat of black. Lastly, the front part of the fuse section was painted silver. The entire unit was given a gloss coat in preparation for decals.

The decals are nice and settled nicely too. I added a black wash and wiped off the wash and flat coated.

These are great add-ons and much better detailed than kit weapons. Add to that the excellent markings and this set is highly recommended.

My thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this great set of weapons

  • Instructions
  • CBU Body
    CBU Body
  • CBU Fins
    CBU Fins
  • Bombs Assembles
    Bombs Assembles
  • CBU-105 Finished 1
    CBU-105 Finished 1
  • CBU-105 Finished 2
    CBU-105 Finished 2
  • CBU-105 Fins 1
    CBU-105 Fins 1
  • CBU-105 Fins 2
    CBU-105 Fins 2