UB-16-57 Soviet Rocket Launchers

Published: July 11th, 2011     
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Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Price: $8.00
Product / Stock #: 480-007
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Aerobonus is a new sub-division of Aires that seems to concentrate on the armament of former Soviet Union aircraft. This set contains two rocket pods cast in light grey resin that are perfectly formed with no blemishes or bubbles anywhere. The rocket pods are easy enough to assemble as there are only two pieces to each pod, the front and aerodynamic rear fairing.

Also included are decals for the stenciling and alignment of the sections. The decals are nicely printed and are easy enough to add.

The modeler just needs to add pins to the holes in the mounting lugs and drill a corresponding hole in the model. Painting is easy enough, aluminum with steel for the tubes.

This type of rocket pod was used on the Su-7, Mig-21 and the Mi-8. So you can update your OEM Su-7 or Eduard or Academy Mig-21 or the Hobby Boss Mi-8.

Simple and very effective. You can now change the armament on your Soviet built aircraft without having to rob another kit.

Highly recommended

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

  • Parts in kitset, including decals sheet
    Parts in kitset, including decals sheet
  • Close-up of parts showing detail and quality
    Close-up of parts showing detail and quality

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