IAB-500 Imitation Aerial Bomb with BD3-23N Pylon

Published: July 11th, 2011     
Kitset packaging and contents
Kitset packaging and contents
Reviewed by: 
Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Aires Hobby Models
Price: $10.00
Product / Stock #: 480-014

This is one big bomb or imitation bomb. Its construction is typical Soviet design. Molded perfectly in light grey resin the bomb itself is a two piece affair with a nose cone and tail section. Also included in this set is an exquisitely molded bomb rack. The rack is a piece of art with sway brace arms molded in place. How they molded it and got it to cast is beyond me.

Decals are included for the stencils and the instructions show where they belong.

The bomb can be painted either light grey or dark green.

As far as I know this bomb has never before been available in any form. It is used on the Mig-21, Su-7, Su-22 and Su-24.

This bomb, or imitation bomb, will make a very unique addition to your model. It is big and typically Soviet looking.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Aires Hobby Models and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain your copy by contacting Aires at http://www.aires.cz/en/ or through your local hobby shop or online retailer.

  • Close-up of bomb
    Close-up of bomb
  • Close-up of rack
    Close-up of rack
  • Close-up side view of rack
    Close-up side view of rack

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