Is this the Vietnam era SAM?

is this trumpeter missle transporting the SAM used against us in
Vietnam? The kit description says it comes with NVA markings.....
If not, is there a kit of the SAMS that were used in Vietnam?
thx - Craig
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Craig
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IIRC the only variants NOT used in Vietnam were the naval and nuclear warhead equipped ones...
Cookie Sewell AMPS
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AMPSOne
I'm waiting for the first person to do a full SAM site with 6 of these SA-2s from Trumpeter. In 1/35th it would be about 15 feet across. Now all we need are the associated Fan Song/Spoon Rest/Knife Rest/Side Net radars...
John Hairell ( snipped-for-privacy@erols.com)
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John Hairell
Thats it- SAM 2 "Guideline" The AA missile of choice for many = countries. =20
Does any one know if this kit has a launch platform included like the = old Airfix 1/72nd kit? --=20 Les Pickstock
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Les Pickstock
Since there have been several Leopolds and a couple of Zveno's around, I don't doubt this for a minute.
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Toni Lassila
Did one in HO scale back in 1966 or so, big sucker in HO. Used all the Russki trucks that I could find and about 15lbs of Celluclay. Group Intell weinie jumped all over my rear for "using" restricted information until I showed him the issue of Time magazine that I used for a reference.
Oxmoron1
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OXMORON1
"Les Pickstock" wrote
Airfix 1/72nd kit?
One of the three new Trumpeter kits contains the launcher and SA-2 missile, Les.
The other two kits both contain the missile with slightly different versions of the transporter.
For a great overview, see:
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Kevin
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Kevin Carroll
I'm going to do them Egyptian .... Now I just need new Eyes to do the Antenna on the truck
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<rgoldman
In general, yes this is it. However, I seem to recall there were small variations over time, like fin shape(?) and small bits. For example, I don't recall the plumbing on photos of Six Day War era SA2s (but its been 20 years since I've looked at the photos)
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steve gallacci
Doesn't DML or someone make some viet cong figures that could be used as a crew for the truck and launcher?
Craig
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who me?
Yes, according to an officemate of mine that has had several of them shot at him...
I showed him the pictures in the review on Hyperscale today and he remarked that they looked like the "real thing"...he was pretty impressed.
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Rufus
The radars actually look pretty easy to scratchbuild...I plan to go try my hand at at least on of them - probably the Fan Song. It looks like the most challenging build.
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Rufus
Great info - thanks for the link!
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Rufus
"Kevin Carroll" wrote in news:kDTkb.2387$ snipped-for-privacy@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net:
I don't think the Airfix one has a launcher does it? I have one packed away. A company called Grom is making an SA-2 on a launcher in 1/72. Hannant's has them advertised. Next shipment from them I'm gonna get one to go with the Airfix.
Side note: The Zil truck that comes with the airfix kit is kibda lame, I bought the Trumpeter 1/72 Zil. The parts from the Airfix kit that are specific for the tractor fit on the Trumpeter kit pretty good.
Frank
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Gray Ghost
Yes, according to an officemate of mine that has had several of them shot at him...
I showed him the pictures in the review on Hyperscale today and he remarked that they looked like the "real thing"...he was pretty impressed
There's something about eye witness testimony......
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dave
The Airfix kit definately had the launcher with it. The kit was = supposed to be the start of a new series which at the time comprised the = Bloodhound and the SAM. Shame it never got of the ground, excuse the = pun. --=20 Les Pickstock
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"dave" wrote in message >
Is this possibly a misprint? I'm a pretty faithful reader of "Hyperscale" and I can't find a review of the Trumpeter SA-2......but if it's someplace else, I'd love to see it.
Any further info greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Kevin
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Kevin Carroll
Oooops...not that faithful evidently! I got it.
Thanks.
Kevin
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Kevin Carroll
He's living history, alright. Two tours - one enlisted and one as a WSO in the back seat of F-4E's out of Da Nang and Takli. Stayed in the USAF and flying until '92, as I recall him telling me. When he talks, I listen.
He talks about the SA-2's being fired in pairs - it was usually the second one that got you while you were padlocked and evading the first.
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Rufus
The link on Hyperscale is actually a link to the Testors Workshop, now that I look closely. It was posted on 17 Oct...here's the link:
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