This is an injection-plastic military vehicle model kit.
The Hwasong-5 is a surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile derived from the Soviet R-17 Elbrus missile and based on the ballistic missile Scud-B. Hwasong-5 with a range of 300 km and a payload capacity of slightly under 1,000 kg. North Korea purchased the Soviet Scud-B from Egypt in the mid-1970s and made improvements to the airframe, guidance, and motor. Flight tests of the Hwasong-5 began in 1984 and the missile was deployed in 1986. The Hwasong-5 like the Scud-B is road-mobile and launched from a North Korean copy of the Russian designed MAZ-543 Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) vehicle. However, the SRBM can also be launched from converted commercial vehicles as well. It is believed that North Korea has around 300 Hwasong-5 SRBMs with around 12 to 15 launchers. Production ceased in 1991 or 1992.
This kit has superb high detailed multi-directional side-molded cabs, a full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential housing and suspension units. The main tires are hollow rubber with a detaied tread pattern. The windshield and side windows are made of clear parts with photo etched parts also included.
[Transporter Size]: Approx. L 38.41 cm x W 8.95 cm
- Metal Parts: metal shaft, copper cable, pins
- Photo etched parts: 3 sheets
- Sprues: 22 sprues and tires
- Decals: 3 design options