1/32 M5 Bomb Trailer kit

Product # AC32016

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Mar 9 2017



This is a resin 1/32 M5 Bomb Trailer kit from RESIN2Detail.  

The 2 ton capacity M5 Bomb Trailer was a common sight on nearly every airfield throughout Europe and forward operating bases in the Pacific during World War II.   Up to six M5s can be towed in a train for transporting bombs to the aircraft for loading.  These trailers would be towed out to the flightline all hitched together like a train and the train would stop at the first bomber and the last trailer in the train would be disconnected. The train would then continue on to the next bomber. After the train left, the crew would manhandle the trailer to a position under the bomber to enable the loading of the bombs.  And so each trailer would be detached and when the towing vehicle had left the last trailer, it would circle around and go back and pick up the now empty first trailer detached. Then it would proceed to pick the rest of the trailers, one at a time.


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Product Description
This resin bomb trailer kit includes over 25 highly-detailed pieces.  If you are building the HK 1/32 B-17 E/F/G or B-25 Mitchell, then you will definitely want to take a closer look at adding this bomb trailer kit to your bomber model.

Everything is here delicate and refined bed with arched rails and detailed tubular support structure on the underside, highly-detailed main and font wheels, tool locker, leaf springs, etc.  You will not be disappointed.

Comes with full instruction manual, and the following parts

  • Main bed

  • Main wheels (x2)

  • Main Axle

  • Main Wheel Hub (x2)

  • Main Leaf Spring (x2)

  • Tail Light (x2)

  • Front Electrical Box

  • Hitch

  • Yoke

  • Raising/Lowering crank (static)

  • Front Axle

  • Front Wheels (x2)

  • Front Leaf Spring (x2)

  • Front Axle Coil Spring (x2)

  • Forward Chassis (Upper)

  • Locker Box

  • Locker Box Top (w/ Bomb Fin Storage)

  • Locker Box Rear Applique (w/Bomb Fin Storage)

The only thing that is missing is your B-17/B-25 and some ordinance!

This M5 USAAF Bomb Cart in 1/32 is a very big deal.  This is the perfect item to pose beside your 1/32 B-17 or B-25, afterall every bomber needs a bomb cart.

You can buy this and other detail items directly from RESIN2Detail.

Steve Bamford

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford