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Offline Old Wombat

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RAF WW2 Bomb Racks?
« on: March 01, 2016, 09:53:47 AM »
Hi guys! Just wondering if anyone can help me re: where to find RAF bomb racks, WW2, specifically for Hurricanes (if they exist), although any will suffice.

I've done quite a bit of online searching but either my Google-fu is weak or there aren't many out there.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Re: RAF WW2 Bomb Racks?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 11:21:53 AM »
Search engine results for "WW2 RAF Bomb Racks" provided many images of bomber type racks and one of a Spitfire hauling a beer keg with a stores pylons that had aerodynamic features. 

If you want to model the "naked" bomb rack sans any aerodynamic features then you will have plenty of reference images in the above search results. 

If you are looking for a stores pylon which is the bomb rack plus some kind of aerodynamic feature to reduce drag then it might be better to search for:

"WW2 RAF Stores Pylons"

or

"WW2 RAF Bomb Pylons"
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Re: RAF WW2 Bomb Racks?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 09:01:22 PM »
Thanks Jeff! :)

Um, I should have been more specific but I was running late for work when I wrote that.

What I should have said was "1/48th scale after-market bomb (wing) racks for RAF WW2 aircraft, specifically for the Hurricane".

Sorry! :-[
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Re: RAF WW2 Bomb Racks?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 02:55:46 AM »
May I suggest:



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Re: RAF WW2 Bomb Racks?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 07:37:14 AM »
thanks, Greg!

If you can find them...

That's my problem! :icon_crap:
................................................

To give some perspective as to why I'm looking for these;

I have 2 Italeri Hawker Sea Hurricanes in 1/48 which I am going to build up as RAM fighter bombers in either the SEATO or PTO modified with Vokes filters, 2 x 20mm cannon & 4 x .303" mg's, one is to be carrying 8 x (25lb/60lb) rockets (which I can get easily enough), the other either 4 x 250lb bombs or 2 x 500lb bombs.

Not for immediate construction, I'm just trying to collect all the bits.
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Re: RAF WW2 Bomb Racks?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2016, 05:45:20 AM »
Guy,

Have you checked on the contents of the old Monogram Hurricane kit in 1:48th scale?  Another possible source might be the old Monogram Mosquito and the Airfix Mosquito kits which include a bomb with stores pylon as one of the build options. 

The Monogram Hurricane kit also included the 40mm gun pods and 3.0" rockets with rails and support panel that attached to the wing.  The rockets were a bit funky looking in the warhead but you can swap the things out for the rockets from the Mosquito if you wanted to. 
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Re: RAF WW2 Bomb Racks?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2016, 05:08:54 PM »
Jeff, unless someone has those parts for sale somewhere, separate to the kits, there's not much chance of me buying them.

I'm still looking (from time to time) but no luck, yet.


One day! ;)
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Re: RAF WW2 Bomb Racks?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2020, 07:49:28 AM »
@Guy - any luck on finding your stores pylons?
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Re: RAF WW2 Bomb Racks?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2020, 02:06:45 PM »
Hi, Jeff! :D


Can't say I have. :icon_crap:
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Re: RAF WW2 Bomb Racks?
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2020, 06:33:15 AM »
@Guy/Old Wombat --- Another source for the bomb rack/stores pylons might be the parts provided in the deHavilland FB.?? Mosquito kits for the one option to carry a pair of bombs under the wings.  In the Airfix 1:48th scale Mosquito kit these stores pylons are stream-lined in appearance so they fit to the underside of the wing and conform to the shape of the bomb where it attaches to the stores pylon the bomb in this kit is moulded separate from the stores pylon. 

The 1:48th scale Revell (Monogram) Mosquito has a similar stores pylon but the bomb is moulded with the stores pylon as one piece (well three pieces if you count the two halves and the ring tail piece).

 The new tool Revell Mosquito is an unknown as is the Tamiya Mosquito kits as I have neither in my stash nor have I seen the kit reviews for these kits or physically inspected these kits in person. 
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Re: RAF WW2 Bomb Racks?
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2020, 04:18:43 PM »
Thanks, Jeff! :smiley:


Again,unless someone has them spare to their needs & wants to part with them ... ???


Still no rush, though. ;)
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