WGr.21 for Bf-109G

Published: December 12th, 2014     
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard
Price: $12.95
Product / Stock #: 648147
Product provided by: Eduard

The need to blow apart the formations of the American bombers led to the development of rocket carrying aircraft. The biggest rocket widely used was the WGr.21. This was fitted to the Bf-109 as early as the G-2.

The Eduard set is designed for their Bf-109G-6 and includes 16 pieces of flawless grey resin packaged in a vacuformed container with a fret of brass photo etch. The instructions are printed in color to demonstrate how to apply the rocket pods. The key to this set is the included drilling template. After folding down the template and aligning it with the rear of the wing you use a .6mm drill to and drill the four locating holes. It also has a cutout for mounting two photo etch pieces. The one part of the instructions that is not quite clear is whether to use the full rocket or the segmented rocket and photo etch tail. You get the choice is what it boils down to. I will be using the segmented rocket for the pod and the full rockets for diorama material, but it is nice that Eduard gives the modeler the choice of how to do it.

Mounting the rockets with the resin supports should not prove too difficult. Just don't confuse parts R4 and R5 as they are different lengths.

This will make an interesting conversion to your Eduard Bf-109G. The two rocket pods are quite large and visible so the addition will change the look of your model drastically. This is the best version of this conversion that I've seen. I'll be using it on my next Eduard Bf-109G. This will definitely set your 109 apart. The rocket pods are big on such a small airplane like the 109. While designed for the Eduard kit I'm fairly certain that you could use it on any 109 kit.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting them directly at https://www.eduard.com or at your local hobby shop or online retailer.

  • Contents
    Contents
  • Resin pods
    Resin pods
  • Photo etch
    Photo etch
  • Resin contents
    Resin contents
  • Installed
    Installed

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