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CMK 5.0'' HVAR (Product Nr. 5079)

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Re: Steve Bamford's product review of the 1/32 HVAR Rocket 5 inch (3 pcs) product # 5079 on the ARC main page.

Why just three HVAR shapes? Most aircraft armed with the HVAR used them in far larger numbers. Offering one package of three means you will need to acquire multiple sets in order to arm your model with the required numbers of HVAR shapes.

So is this intentional on the part of CMK or just an honest mistake?

Regarding details on the HVAR shapes, I do not see any fuze details on the rocket warheads. This is something very obvious on most every HVAR unless it was a solid steel shot warhead for anti-shipping/anti-submarine missions the warhead should have a fuze.

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Firstly what's a HVAR? :unsure:/>

High-Velocity Aerial Rocket - the ubiquitous 5" rocket seen under late-WWII Naval Aircraft and also heavily used in Korea.

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Re: Steve Bamford's product review of the 1/32 HVAR Rocket 5 inch (3 pcs) product # 5079 on the ARC main page.

Why just three HVAR shapes? ... Offering one package of three means you will need to acquire multiple sets in order to arm your model with the required numbers of HVAR shapes.

Usually the most obvious answer is the correct answer. I think you're right about this. It's to force you to buy multiple sets.

Eric

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True, but the number in the package is kinda odd. Most US aircraft that used the HVAR could carry 8 of them. Hellcats carried 6, and Bearcats 4. So, for most applications you'd be buying 3 sets, with a single left over. Why not at least package them as pairs or quads?

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High-Velocity Aerial Rocket - the ubiquitous 5" rocket seen under late-WWII Naval Aircraft and also heavily used in Korea.

Ah thank you. Joe..

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It is unfortunate that CMK has chosen to follow the path they have taken regarding the quantity of HVAR shapes in each set.

Probably someone that has no care or concern in regards to actual use of the HVAR in real life making decisions to break even.

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