9a52-2 Smerch Rocket Launcher
Unassembled plastic model kit with photo-etch parts.
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
- The suspension system is movable. Two pairs of front wheels are steerable
- Complete engine and transmission subassemblies are included
- All doors and windows can be built open or closed
- The launch tupes can be elevated and rotated like on the real vehicle
- Precision PE parts, vinyl parts and mirror film are included
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.