> the tractor trailer combo are commercial. The "history" on the
> instructions say Honest Johns were transported to military facilities
> knocked down on commercial flatbeds.
> This strikes me, in this day and age, as adsurd.
> Should the Fruehauf and trailer be in the suggested civillian markings or
> in military? I originally expected to paint it Semi Gloss OD with white
> stars on the hood and/or doors.
Pershing II, Stinger, and Standard Missile-ER rocket motors or complete
stages via commercial carrier, although the tractors were sometimes armored.
The missiles would be "knocked down", into the field or depot assemble-able
parts, but they didn't use open crates like the Revell kit - har har. In
fact, I have the various TMs for the HJ. The motor (or JATO as it was
called), pedestal (conical transition section at front of JATO), and warhead
section were each shipped in specially-designed metal shipping containers
with forklift pockets, lift rings, dry nitrogen purging, and all that. The
fins were in containers of some sort - flat metal or wood boxes IIRC - while
the igniters, fuzes, and spin motors were in MS metal cans and/or ICC wooden
Flatbeds would be used for some loads, but regular van trailers are much