Plastic models of SA-4 or SA-5?

I know Trumpter made a plastic scale model of the Russian SA-2
Guideline SAM....has anyone made any of the newer models, such as the
SA-4 or SA-5?
Ric T.
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Ric T.
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In 1/32-35 scale, those would be a couple of big kits, particularly the SA-5!
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Bill Woodier
Alas, no. Nobody makes the chassis for the SA-4 (someone forecast a 2S3 howitzer but I think it was SKIF) and without the chassis and viable alternatives nobody seems to want to make a kit of the beast.
The SA-5 is another big fella as the missile is fully the same size as a SCUD B plus its much larger launcher than the SA-2.
So far in 1/35 you can only get SA-2, SA-7, SA-9, SA-13 and SA-14 in model form (styrene) and I don't think any of the others are out with the exception of an SA-6 conversion kit for the DML ZSU-23-4. Can't recall who did it though.
Cookie Sewell
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AMPSOne
SA-14? Isn't this Strela 3, handheld launcher?
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agh
SA-14 is, indeed, a shoulder-launched short-range SAM as its older brother, the SA-7.
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Bill Woodier
As noted, yup. No idea if any of the Iglas (SA-16 and SA-18) have made to plastic yet but all I have seen are -7s and -14s.
Cookie Sewell
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AMPSOne
May I ask who makes the SA-9 and SA-13 in 1/35th? I looked at the major retailers and can't find them.
Thanks, JC Hayes
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SnipeX
Initially, seemed kind of funny seeing the handheld Strelas on that list with vehicle-based SAMs.. Wasn't aware there were no Iglas made..
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agh
JC,
DML made the SA-9 as a "BRDM-3" or 9P31, forget which one.
SKIF make the SA-10 as "Strela-10MV" and Eduard makes a couple of sets to dress it up.
Cookie Sewell
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AMPSOne
Thanks for the reply and help.
Regards, JC Hayes
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SnipeX
Cookie: I know you were covering the kits released in injection molded plastic, but there is also a SA-6 Gainful kit available by 5 Star. I have a copy of this kit and it is in 1/35 but the media is mainly resin. It's quite nice, though! It is not a conversion but a full kit. I would love to see the other missile kits released in injection molded (and less expensive) plastic! Mike
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Mike J. Idacavage
Mike,
Thanks. The problem with many of the low-production-rate resin kits is no respect! Most of them never break squelch and were it not for a few brave souls like yourself who have knowledge of them would remain anonymous.
Still, many of them are not very good, which is part of their problem in getting recognition. On the other hand, a good number of "name" resin manufacturers get away with pure crap due to "brand" recognition.
Cookie Sewell
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AMPSOne

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