1/35 Soviet Self-Propelled Laser System 1K17 Sujatie

by Trumpeter
$74.64 USD $93.29 USD

Description

This is an injection-plastic military vehicle model kit.

From the manufacturer description:

The 1K17 Szhatie is a self-propelled laser vehicle of Russian origin.  The platform uses a MSTA-S chassis with a battery of laser projectors mounted in the turret.  It was developed by the Soviet Union in order to disable the optical-electronic equipment of enemy missiles, ground and aerial vehicles.

This "tank" used an intense laser beam to disable the optical-electronic equipment of the enemy vehicles. This was created by focusing light through 30kg of artificial rubies, which made the whole system very expensive to produce. The energy to power the laswer was provided by a generator and an auxiliary battery system.  The lenses themselves were able to operate in diferent environments by moving metal caps closer to protect the lens. It was also equipped with a 12.7mm NSV machine gun to defend itself against attacks by infantry and air. 

Includes decals and photo-etched parts. 

Details

Code: TRP05542
Release Date: Sep 2015
Item Size/Weight: 41.0cm x 26.0cm x 9.0cm / 970g
Manufacturer: Trumpeter

Assembly Guide