Soviet S-25-L Air-to-Ground Rocket

Published: January 21st, 2012     
Detail Parts
Detail Parts
Reviewed by: 
Floyd S. Werner, Jr., IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Aires Hobby Models
Price: $10.50
Product / Stock #: 480 018

Soviet underwing armament is quite unique looking when compared to the US equivalents.  These rockets are no exception.  Perfectly cast on four light grey resin blocks, with a block of clear resin "nose cones" and decal markings, these are some really nice additions to your Soviet aircraft.

The resin is flawless.  Two of the pour blocks are the rocket launcher bodies.  The other one is the rocket motors with some exquisite detail, especially the rocket flutes.  The final grey piece of resin is the unique shaped-charge warhead and control fins.  The fins will require care to prevent them from flying off, as they are very petite but realistically thin.  The clear pour block has the rocket tip for these particular rockets.

The decals are printed perfectly.  However, they get stuck to the protective film.  I recommend that you peel the film off the decals as soon as you get the set.  You may be able to separate the decals by soaking them in water when ready to use.  This might free them up.  No guarantee though.  This is the only part of this set that lets it down.

Highly recommended with reservations about the decals.

Thanks to Aires and IPMS/USA for the review copy.

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