OV-10D Bronco Wing Pylons
The OV-10 Bronco is a very popular subject for modelers in all variants. The aircraft first flew in 1965 and performed it role very well up into retirement. With these aircrafts unique capabilities, the aircraft has been getting the attention of the US military and a second career may happen. For modelers, there are only a few options available in 1/72 scale and detail can be very vintage or lacking all together. Quick boost comes to the rescue for the OV-10D with a very nice outboard weapons pylon set.
Packaged in plastic wrap, there are finely cast pylons that is scribes with fine panel lines and weapons sway braces included. The Academy outboard pylon, that the Quickboost pylon replaces, has a missile launch rail molded on their pylon which will limit the modeler to only that option. Most of the reference photos I see of the OV-10D show the outer pylon carrying a fuel tank instead of a missile. For reference, I used the outer wing pylon from an Airfix kit since I do not have the Academy kit for reference. Test fitting the pylon on the Airfix wing, it does appear to fit well. Hopefully this is the case with other kit manufacturers.
If you are modeling an OV-10D Bronco, use the Quickboost set QB 72 676 to enhance the outboard pylon. Quickboost (a division of Aires) is an aftermarket company specializing in fine details which are superior to what comes in standard model kits. I would like to thank Aires for this review sample.