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1/48 Scale Barrels

for Browning M2 (12.7mm - Cal 0.5)

 

 

Karaya

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Contents:

B002 - 4 x perforated metal barrels and 4 x 0.6mm rods

Scale: 1/48
Price: USD$2.99
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Remarkable scale gun barrels with accurate perforations in jacket; includes rod for barrel; many uses on Allied aircraft.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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The limitations of injection moulding technology mean that scale machine gun barrels are often oversimplified, oval in profile, have excessive seam lines or display a combination of some or all of these faults.

Karaya of Poland has created a clever solution for this problem in the case of .50 cal machine gun barrels.

Each inexpensive set includes four hollow, perforated metal machine gun jackets and a length of metal rod representing the barrel itself. The perforations are crisp and evenly spaced - really amazing stuff! Check the photo below of Bernhard Schrock's Avenger to see how good they look in place:

 

 

Installation of the barrels could not be easier. Simply remove the plastic kit .50 cal barrels and replace them with the Karaya items, securing the parts with super glue.

These .50 cal machine gun barrels will be an ideal finishing touch for an large selection of Allied aircraft.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Karaya for the review samples.


Karaya .50 cal machine gun barrels are available from Karaya's website.


Review Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Review Copyright 2001 by Graham Green
Page Created 17 June, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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