48019 F-105D "Rolling Thunder" Weapons Set For the Monogram Kit
The first set is their 'Rolling Thunder' release - a typical weapons loadout for the Republic F-105D Thunderchief during the Rolling Thunder campaign in 1967. The set provides the Monogram 1/48 F-105D with a centerline tank, two Mk118 3000lb bombs w/fuses, and the weapons pylons w/sway braces that lofted the Mk118s on the Thud.
48020 Mi-24 Hind F Twin Cannon Gunship Conversion For the Monogram Kit
The next set converts the Monogram 1/48 Mi-24 Hind D kit into a Hind F. If you recall, Cobra had previously released a detail set that converted the Hind D kit into a Hind E. The Hind F features a newer cockpit, updated sensors, and most notably, a twin-barrel 23mm cannon along the starboard side of the nose. The set still requires the Hind Exterior Detail Set (sold separately), which contains the infrared exhaust suppressors, the infrared jammer, chaff/flare launchers, and other important details to round out the conversion.
Next, Cobra provides the final details necessary to accurize the Monogram Hind kit - modern weapons. The Hind D carried the standard 16 or 32 shot 57mm rocket pods and the AT-2 Swatter anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). The Hind E and F carried a variety of weapons on the inboard and center pylons, though one of the signatures of the Hind E/F are the mounts on the outboard pylons for the AT-6 Spiral ATGM. Until now, your only choices after converting the Monogram kit were to either live with the inaccurate weapons or leave the aircraft unarmed.
48021 Russian Combat Weapons Set #1
In this first set, you are provided with four AT-6 Spiral ATGMs for the outboard pylons, and four B8V20A rocket pods for the center and inboard pylons.
48022 Russian Combat Weapons Set #2
In the second weapons set for the Mi-24, Cobra again provides AT-6 Spiral ATGMs for the outboard pylons, two Universal Gunpods (each containing three miniguns!), and two Cluster Bombs.
48023 Russian Combat Weapons Set #3
In the third set in this series, Cobra provides your Mi-24 with the same four mandatory AT-6 Spiral ATGMs for the outboard pylonds, two 30mm grenade launcher pods, and two 23mm twin-barrel gunpods.
You'll want to mix and match these weapons sets in order to get the loadout you'll want for you next Hind E or Hind F project. Don't worry about having spare Soviet weapons lying about - these weapons were also very common on the Su-25 Frogfoot (another nice kit from Monogram), and other Soviet attack aircraft. Some of these weapons would also look great on the recently re-released Italeri KA-50 too!