Fw 190A-5 engine & fuselage guns

Eduard BRASSIN 1/48 Fw 190A-5 engine & fuselage guns for Eduard kit

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Fw 190 A-5 - The A-5 was developed after it was determined that the Fw 190 could easily carry more ordnance. The D-2 engine was moved forward another 15 cm (6 in) as had been tried out earlier on the service test A-3/U1 aircraft, moving the centre of gravity forward to allow more weight to be carried aft.
Fw 190 A-5/U2 - The A-5/U2 was designed as a night Jabo-Rei and featured anti-reflective fittings and exhaust flame dampers. A centre-line ETC 501 rack typically held a 250 kg (550 lb) bomb, and wing-mounted racks mounted 300 L drop tanks. A EK16 gun camera, as well as landing lights, were fitted to the wing leading edge. The U2 was armed with only two 20 mm MG 151 cannon.


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As with all of Eduard’s new line of  Fw 190’s , also the  Fw 190A-5 in the 1/48 scale has no engine or guns included in the injection kit and that all of these details are offered in the form of resin complimentary kits. So today we are going to take a look in one of the most interesting and rich resin  kit of this BRASSIN series,  The engine and fuselage guns package.

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The kit comes  in the usual  black colored card box with a  CAD image of the model. As we open the box we see three small clear bags containing the 33 grey resin parts, and another one with two P.E frets carrying 21 parts The instructions sheet is printed in  two A4 size pages explaining all the necessary steps for the assembly.

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Now let’s take a closer look at the contents of these bags. First of we have the parts for the engine block and mount. First of all I have to mention here is that Eduard has taken the engineering in another new high level here! And why is that said? Well they have managed to breakdown the BMW 801D engine in only 5 pieces…Yes they made it.
Both cylinder rows are cast together as one piece and the relief and detail are very impressive.  Even very miniscule details, such as some of the fine wiring and bolts atop the cylinder heads, are all there in the casting.

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The gearbox and aft engine accessories (e.g. oil filters and associated gear) are no less impressive and are detail-rich.

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Other parts include resin parts that appear to capture the BMW 801’s complex network of exhaust pipes just perfect.

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As for the  oil cooler radiator on the front, is also included in resin and it’s far greater in detail than the kit’s part.
Then we have the replacement parts for the engine covers that have to be cut of from the kit. These are really thin with beautiful inner structural details. In this set for the A-5 we have to alternative gun covers (variant from different sub contractor) with different internal structure. Another difference  from the A-4 engine set, is the longer engine mounting braces which is correct as the engine in the A-5 was moved forward by 15cm for better center of gravity.

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Next there are the parts for the fuselage guns. So the two guns with their mounts that comes in two perfectly casted parts.

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Which are glued directly one the piece with the guns electrical equipments and the firewall. Two more parts are for the ammunition boxes and that completes the guns section.

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Finally the two photo etched frets carries  metal parts with many small but important engine details (e.g., various braces , plates,hinges) and  the ignition rings and wires dominating the set.

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- Instruction Sheet -

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This new BRASSIN cockpit  is one of the few upgrade sets from  Eduard  for their brand new Fw 190A-4 In the 1/48 scale. This resin set is excellent in every aspect and will take the cockpit area of your model in a brand new level .
Highly recommended!