LAU-115 & 2X LAU-127 Adapters

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Scale
1/48
MSRP
$21.43
Product / Stock #
BRL48175
Base Kit
F/A-18 A/B/C/D Hornet, E/F Super Hornet, G Growler
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Packaging

A new resin detail set from Brengun to add or replace 1/48 scale LAU-115 & LAU-127 missile rail launchers for all the variants of the F/A-18 Hornet, Super Hornet, and Growler.

In The Box

There are six (6) resin-poured parts. Two (2) are of the LAU-115 rail launcher with ECP-422 jettison adapters molded in plus two mounting shackles. The other four (4) are the LAU-127 rail launcher. They are designed to be used to launch the AIM-9 Sidewinder or AIM-120 AMRAAM missile. Paper instructions are printed on one side and very well illustrated.

Review Process

The process starts by cutting away the pour stubs from the rails. This was done with a razor saw. Once detached, I wet sanded those areas to reduce any airborne resin dust. Next, I washed the resin parts in a bath of warm water with dishwashing soap and used an old toothbrush to remove any mold-release agent that may be left on the surface. Once dry, I proceeded to install the LAU-127 rails to the LAU-115.

Looking at reference information on the internet, these rails are used specifically for the F/A-18 variants and are good detail additions for the Hasegawa and Meng kits since those do not have the dual rail launchers.

In addition, the need to install missiles is not necessary since there is amazing detail on the rail launchers independently. The skid rails are molded in along with nice recessed panel detail. Under a coat of paint and panel line wash it will reveal the level of quality not usually seen from box stock kit parts.

Conclusions

This is a great resin set from Brengun and a major improvement to all the F/A-18 variants since dual rail missile launchers are not readily available in most kits.

I want to thank Brengun for providing the resin LAU-115 & LAU-127 and IPMS/USA for allowing me the opportunity to review.

Highly Recommend to EVERYONE!

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