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Old 02-12-2018, 12:23 PM
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Question Underwing bazooka tubes

Thinking of starting my BD present from airdave a P-47 Razorback.. I always liked the underwing bazooka tubes. I did Google them but nada (just "bazooka" gets some weird stuff!!). I suppose I can make my own but just thought I would ask.

BTW. airdave has some nice free accessories in his free section.
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:09 PM
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The only underwing attachments I am aware of, is the occasional bomb and rockets. Never heard of a bazooka being fitted. Some of the German weapons included tube launched rockets but bazooka, totally new anywhere.

M8 tube launched rockets. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M8_(rocket)
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I found a reference in a book:
P-47 bazooka tubes

Also found some pictures
p-47d-thunderbolt-318th-fighter-group-with-bazooka-rocket-tubes-miss-mary-lou-1944/

p-47-thunderbolt-of-the-353rd-fighter-group-fitted-with-rocket-launchers/
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Yep, those. Guess I will have to make my own. Shouldn't be too hard.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:35 PM
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I seem to remember it was one of your presidents said - "Trust but verify"

The triple launch tube weapon isn't a bazooka - it's an M8 4.5inch rocket launcher. The M8 was an Army developed weapon which turned out to be inferior to the 5inch HVAR with zero launch developed by the Navy.

The bazooka was a much smaller calibre weapon - 2.36inch (60mm) designed
to fire a shaped charge over short ranges at armour.

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Old 02-12-2018, 02:41 PM
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Sorry they look like bazooka's to a non armor guy.
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Yep, those. Guess I will have to make my own. Shouldn't be too hard.
Actually P-51A "Barbie" has them included in the kit https://www.ecardmodels.com/index.ph...per-model.html
For $6.95 you get an excellent kit plus you can use rocket launchers in the P-47
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Same "Bazooka" tubes were used on P-38.I found picture of a ground crew with projectile for scale.



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I thought I had done rocket tubes on one of the P47s, but I can't find it.
so, I guess not then.

I did Phosphor rockets on the Korean Tactical A6s...but those aren't in tubes.

let me see what you create...maybe we can make a download "add-on" accessory.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:21 PM
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The projectile has the lines of text:

"ROCKET, H.E"
"4.5 INCH, M8"

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