AA products / 1:35th Complete Kits
Our 1:35th scale full kits complement the vast product ranges of all the mainstream model manufacturers, and the wee guys like us too.
RUC Humber ‘Pig’ Mk-2
Developed from the FV1600 1 ton 4x4 Truck designed by the Humber Motor Car Company in the late 1940’s, the FV1611 was produced as a general purpose troop carrier. The requirement came about due to the high running and purchase costs of the Alvis Saracen. Over 1700 were constructed, and served in all British Army theatres of operation in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Many were modified for internal security duties, and served in N.Ireland. The Mk-2 was developed in reply to the worsening ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland in 1969. A further 1200kg of steel plate and other materials were used to protect the occupants from high velocity armour piercing rounds. Plates were welded to the roof, the front and sides of the cab and internal armour was added on the inside walls of the rear compartment. Blast protection was also added to the floor. All hatches were also uparmoured and direct vision slots with armoured glass added for greater ‘buttoned up’ visibility. The rear doors were also modified to give a full width flap firing, visibilty and ventilation.
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V1 Flying Bomb & Display Ramp
The Fi-103 ‘Hellhound’ (V 1) was designed as a low cost weapon, and was armed with a 1000kg warhead, and powered by a kerosine burning Argus ram jet engine. This engine only works once the V1 is accelerated to over 200 m.p.h …
V1 Ramp extension set
The V1 and catapult are described in product codes W01 & W02 and this 1/35th scale model by Derek Hansen consists of set of 3 catapult sections, muzzle brake and support legs and walkway to extend the display catapult (W01) up to a 6 section firing length model the same size as (W02). So W01+W01E = W02…
V1 Flying Bomb & Full Ramp
The Fi-103 ‘Hellhound’ (V1) was designed as a low cost weapon, and was armed with a 1000kg warhead, and powered by a kerosine burning Argus ram jet engine. This engine only works once the V1 is accelerated to over 200 m.p.h.For ground launching the ‘ramp’ is actually a gigantic steam catapult, designed by the Walther company, and uses the explosive mixing of chemicals to generate high pressure steam. This catapult is capable of accelerating the 2 tonne V1 to 245 m.p.h., and clear of the ramp in under 1 second! The V1 offensive against England lasted from 12th June to 1st September 1944, with over 8,000 firings. A further 1,600 were launched against Antwerp during the closing months of WW-2 …
V2 Missile +Launch Stand & Base
On the 2nd of October 1944 a 13 tonne V2(A4) Missile rose from the giant Peenemunde test stand-VII driven by the 56,000 lb thrust motor to an altitude of 84,000 feet. The missile impacted near its’ target 180km (112 miles) away 5-minutes later at a speed of 2,600 feet/second (1772 mph).The V2 was the most significant technical achievement of the “Rocket team” lead by Dr Werner Von Braun, and paved the way for modern ICBM systems, satellite launchers, and the exploration of space. The first military firings took place on September 1944, and in all 5,500 V2’s were launced from mobile firing units, and once fired there was no known defence. So how advanced was the V2 then? Well as a footnote to the history, the only credible defence was demonstrated 46 years later when the U.S.Army deployed Patriot to attempt to deal with the terror firing of Scud (and modified Scud) missiles by Iraq during the Gulf war …
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