Russian Long-Range Rocket Launcher
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Meet the Smerch in August
Last August, MENG announced the 1/35 scale Russian 9K72 Scud-B Mobile Tactical Missile System plastic model kit, which attracted many modelers. However, for some reasons, the release of that kit has been delayed. We’re really sorry for that! Many modellers still look forward to it. We greatly appreciate your support for such a long time. Today, MENG would like to announce a sister model kit of the Scud-B. This kit will be on the market very soon!
For ordinary people, Katyusha is a classic Russian folk song, but for many military enthusiasts and modellers, Katyusha is the world’s first rocket launcher developed by the Soviet Union. Moreover, it’s the symbol of Russian rocket launchers. In 1970s, the Soviet Union started to develop a new rocket launcher system. The brand new 9K58 Smerch long-range rocket launcher entered service with the Soviet Army in 1987. The more modern 9K58-2 started to replace the old one in 1989. Its task was to strike enemy’s valuable targets within 20 to 100km, such as armored troops, command centers, airlanded troops’ staging areas and air defense positions.
The 9A52-2 multiple rocket launcher is one important part of the 9K58-2 Smerch long-range rocket launcher system. Its firing range is from 20 to 100km. One 9A52-2 rocket launcher can fire 12 rockets in 38 seconds in a single salvo, covering an area of 672,000 square meters. Thanks to the greatly improved precision, the power of Smerch has significantly increased. The power of six rocket launchers in a single salvo equals to that of two 220mm BM-27 Uragan brigades.
Yes, MENG will release this 1/35 scale Russian long-range rocket launcher 9A52-2 Smerch model kit. This 351mm long and 88mm wide model perfectly replicates the mighty appearance of the 9A52-2. All hatch doors and windows can be built open or closed. The launch tubes can be elevated and rotated. Two pairs of front wheels are steerable. This kit can be built in multiple positions. Precision PE parts and mirror film are offered. Six paint schemes are provided.
Let’s look forward to MENG’s 9A52-2 Smerch! 사진출처:Google 및 Meng
Russian Long-range Rocket Launcher 9A52-2 Smerch
The long-range rocket launcher 9A52 Smerch designed by the Russian Splav State Research and Production Enterprise entered service in 1987. Its variant 9A52-2 is currently the army unit’s long-range assault firepower in Russian Army. It mainly provides fire support and suppresses and destroys enemies within the operational area. When necessary, it can be used to reinforce to an assault division unit. The 9A52 Smerch is based on a MAZ-7310 chassis. The rocket launcher contains twelve 300mm launch tubes. Its minimum and maximum firing ranges are 20km and 90km, respectively. It’s fitted with an inertial guidance system with a laser gyroscope. It can fire a variety of rockets with different warheads like anti-personnel cluster bombs, incendiary cluster bombs, fuel-air explosives and mine-laying cluster bombs. It’s one of the most advanced rocket launchers in the world.
This 1/35 scale Russian Long-range Rocket Launcher 9A52-2 Smerch plastic model kit has a movable suspension system. Two pairs of front wheels are steerable. Complete engine and transmission subassemblies are included. All hatch doors and windows can be built open or closed. The launch tubes can be elevated and rotated like on the real vehicle. Precision PE parts, vinyl parts and mirror film are included.
Length: 351mm Width: 88mm
The 9A52-2 Smerch long-range rocket launcher in the firing position looks so mighty.
Precision interior details can be seen after removing the top cover.
All doors can be built open or closed. Cab interior details can be seen when its doors are open.
There are precision details on the front of the vehicle. The cold weather engine cover is realistically represented.
PE light guard looks more realistic.
With the rocket warheads, rocket tails and launch tube covers included in the kit, you can build the rocket launcher as you like.
The launch tubes can be elevated and rotated like on the real vehicle. Sighting unit and sighting platform can be elevated and lowered. So the Smerch can be built in travel or firing positions.
The suspension system is movable. The chassis has rich details.
Precision engine and transmission parts are realistically represented.
Hydraulic stabilizing pads on both sides can be built in deployed or retracted position.
the first two pairs of front wheels are steerable.
This kit contains yellow and clear sprues, vinyl parts, tires, a decal sheet, PE parts and a piece of mirror foil.