Home  > Categories > Military Vehicles > Product List > Bm-16-16N Soviet Rocket Launch
Not sure what to buy? Running out of time? Give a gift card!

Bm-16-16N Soviet Rocket Launch
Unassembled plastic model kit

 Other products to consider: (5)

Russian BM-13 Katyusha
HobbyBoss Models
$68.99 $45.59
Russian BM-21 Hail MRL Early
Trumpeter Models
$64.99 $42.29
 Customize your model:

 Don't forget building supplies!

In Stock (Ships in 1-3 business days)List price: $66.95
You pay: $44.19
(All prices in U.S. Dollars)Add to cart
Add to watch list

Manufacturer: ICM Models
Stock Number: ICM 35512
Scale: 1/35
View all products of type "BM Katyusha"

This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.

Features:
  • Wheels have accurate tread pattern
  • The first injection moulded copy of BM-13-16N 1943-1944 pattern with all characteristic peculiarities
  • RS-132 rocket projectiles are fully corresponded to original
  • Decal of 4 variants included
Katyusha multiple rocket launchers are a type of rocket artillery first built and fielded by the Soviet Union in World War II. Katyushas of World War II, the first self-propelled artillery mass-produced by the Soviet Union, were usually mounted on trucks. This mobility gave Katyushas another advantage: being able to deliver a large blow all at once, and then move before being located and attacked with counter-battery fire.

In June 1938, the Soviet Jet Propulsion Research Institute (RNII) in Leningrad was authorized by the Main Artillery Directorate (GAU) to develop a multiple rocket launcher for the RS-132 aircraft rocket (RS for Reaktivnyy Snaryad, 'rocket-powered shell'). I. Gvay led a design team in Chelyabinsk, Russia, which built several prototype launchers firing the modified 132mm M-132 rockets over the sides of ZiS-5 trucks. These proved unstable, and V.N. Galkovskiy proposed mounting the launch rails longitudinally. In August 1939, the result was the BM-13 (BM stands for Boyevaya Mashina, 'combat vehicle' for M-13 rockets).

Testing with various rockets was conducted through 1940, and the BM-13-16 with launch rails for sixteen rockets was authorized for production. Forty launchers were built before Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941.







We accept paypal, as well as mastercard, visa, american express and discover cards. We ship via UPS and US Postal Service.

Copyright © 2005-2016 Scale Hobbyist, all rights reserved