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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2018, 11:48:21 pm »
The Tornado is just carrying eight 1.000 lb bomb dummies. But they are very similar in size and shape to the BL.755.  ;)

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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2018, 02:47:01 am »

Robert: I'm interested! :thumbsup:


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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2018, 04:02:49 am »
I opened up my Hasegawa Harriers and they are cluster bombless i'm afraid.
They contain Aden cannons, SNEB pods, tanks and a small bomb which is not a BL.755.

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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2018, 04:41:06 am »
There a pair in the Hasegawa Jaguar GR1- sprue A
There are 5 in the old Airfix Harrier GR-5/GR-kits
There are 4 in the Airfix Jaguar GR1 but these are older tooling's from the late 70's and a bit vague.

The problem is that these are a cold war weapon of the 70s, they appear in kits from the period but following the change of public opinion triggered by Princess Diana, the weapons like mines and Tactical Nukes become un-PC and were dropped by the RAF so the newer kits omit them.

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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2018, 05:55:01 am »
Unfortunately (for me) I'm building for the mid-/late-70's to early-80's time-frame for a conflict that could well require lots of cluster munitions. :-\ :thumbsup:
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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2018, 08:02:16 am »
Looks like all post-1985 Hasegawa F-16 boxings should have a pair, as the bombs are part of the drop tank/pylon sprue. :thumbsup: See for example the sprue shots:
https://modelingmadness.com/scott/mod/has/00231.htm
https://modelingmadness.com/scott/mod/has/00448p.htm
Don't know if the very early (1970's vintage) F-16A (really an YF-16 as it was later boxed together with CCV canards) has them, as I don't have one in The Stash and couldn't find sprue shots.
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Re: L/F: 1/72 Hunting BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2018, 10:57:25 pm »
One of the UK's quiet export successes.  Pity we couldn't have been more successful with something inert like home-computers   :-\

Users of BL.755 included: Belgium, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, Yugoslavia.

Denmark and Norway used Rockeye on their F-16s.


Hunting were one of those types of company that quietly worked away on things out of the public eye, like nuclear weapon casings.  I often wondered how people came to work for them, did you have to know someone on the inside?
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Re: L/F: 1/72 Hunting BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2018, 05:54:45 am »

Hunting were one of those types of company that quietly worked away on things out of the public eye, like nuclear weapon casings.  I often wondered how people came to work for them, did you have to know someone on the inside?


They were one of my customers too, and ran the Shoeburyness test site for many years.

The place was like a WWII time warp, everyone went around in white coats and rode 1940s pattern bikes. It was a VERY weird place to work, quite apart from the VERY loud bangs that occurred quite frequently.  :o
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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2018, 08:15:21 am »
I am delighted to learn that they were so marvellously quaint :)

They seem like the sort of company that would have retained an historian on staff.  I'd love to read their internal corporate history...

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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2018, 08:55:00 am »
I am delighted to learn that they were so marvellously quaint :)

They seem like the sort of company that would have retained an historian on staff.  I'd love to read their internal corporate history...

This is from their website:- http://www.huntingplc.com/about/history
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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2018, 02:28:18 pm »

This is from their website:- http://www.huntingplc.com/about/history


That's very odd, the site doesn't even mention aviation, let alone the Jet Provost, or any of their post war military interests.  :o
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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2018, 04:31:02 pm »
There's actually a Hunting office at the south end of Calgary International. With their usual logo on the board too ----
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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2018, 03:00:48 am »
What about the Italeri/Tamiya Jag?  There are bombs of some sort in the kit as shown in the box art.

I have one somewhere in the stash, worth a look inside?
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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2018, 04:01:55 am »
What about the Italeri/Tamiya Jag?  There are bombs of some sort in the kit as shown in the box art.

I have one somewhere in the stash, worth a look inside?

I think those are US CBUs of some kind, but it's hard to tell. Looking at the sprue shots, they look like CBU-87s with badly-molded tail fins.

They're definitely not BL.755s: they have hemispherical noses instead of ogival ones, a cap instead of a spinner, and shorter & blunter tail cones.
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Re: L/F: 1/72 Huntington BL.755 CBU's
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2018, 04:10:32 am »
They are supposed to be Rockeyes which I think the RAF Jags may have used in the Gulf War
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