Blohm & Voss BV-40 ,,R” German Rocket Powered Fighter (Project)

Published on
December 31, 2015
Review Author(s)
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$12.00
Product / Stock #
BRP72-16
Company: Brengun - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Brengun - Website: Visit Site
Product Picture

Brengun has produced a very nice proposed German Aircraft design by Blohm & Voss based on the all wooden construction of the BV-40 Glider of which several prototypes were flown in 1944. The detail and high quality of this product is very good and the sprue also includes the Glider fuselage.

In the box is:

  • 1 x light brown Sprue
  • 1 x clear Sprue
  • 1 x Photo Etch sheet
  • 2 x Resin Rockets and launch rack
  • 1 x Decal sheet
  • 1x Instruction sheet

All the sprues are well molded with no flash at all.

The detail is very fine and crisp for such a small aircraft.

Construction

The build start with the cockpit which is nice for the scale, the pilot flew this aircraft in the prong position. Next the fuselage is joined, there was a little filling required to get a good fit.

Next the wheels and trolley are made which were dropped after take-off of this aircraft as it landed on skids on its return from a mission.

The tail is then attached followed by the wings. To attach the wings the holes in the fuselage need to be opened up more.

There are a lot of very small photo etch parts that need a lot of fiddley work to get right but they add a lot to this small aircraft to make it stand out.

Last stages are the rockets, canopy and last of the phot etch parts.

Summary

This is an excellent kit which was a quick yet very satisfying build and looks great when finished. Any 1946 builder should get this as it’s a great addition to this genre!

Thanks go to Brengun/Hauler for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.

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