Eduard Model Accessories

1/72 WGr.21 rockets for Fw 190 

Product # 672099 for Eduard kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Apr 3 2017

      

This resin set from Eduard is part of the Brassin series and is available directly from Eduard Model AccessoriesThis set includes two WGr.21 for Fw 190 in 1/72 scale.

 

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This resin set includes:

  • two rockets tubes

  • two 21cm rockets

  • photo etch mounts

  • two spare rocket heads

  • smaller resin parts for the firing control connection between the wing and tube

  • photo etch template to get the correct location of the holes on the wings for the mounting braces

This set is well thought out set with it's combination of resin and photo etch parts.  Having a big photo etch mounting plate on the inside of the wing with the delicate braces extending through the wing from this plate is pure genius as this will make the braces quite strong.  Templates are included to help you drill the holes in the correct locations in the wings for the mounting braces.

There are 4 pages of instruction in the usual line drawing format that Eduard is famous for and which are so easy to follow.  Painting instructions are also included.

You will be required to fold the photoetch in this set, but if you have one of the Hold & Fold photo etch benders from The Small Shop, then this will be an easy process.  They have a variety of benders for sharp corners as well as rounded corners and in many different sizes.

It is critical you are aware that the tubes are pointing up about a 15 degree angle because the rockets were pointed in an incline to get the best distance to shoot down the tightly packed bomber formations.  These rockets only had a 15% accuracy rate, so they were deployed with a full squadron attacking at the same time.  The advantage to these rockets as they had the ability to be launch from outside the range of the defensive guns on the bombers.

It's a treat to see this detail set.  The WGr.21 was used on the Fw 190 and well as other interceptor aircraft (check your references).  These rockets will be an excellent and interesting loadout for your next Fw 190.

You can buy this detail set and thousands of other items directly from Eduard Model Accessories.

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Steve Bamford

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford