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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 05:42 PM GMT+7
Another German missile that will be -hopefully- soon on the shelves: the Rheintochter. This time coming from Amusing Hobby, and at least the box art is ready.
The Rheintochter was a Surface-to-Air missile that, despite it was never operationally deployed, had extensive fire tests.

It was launched from a modified Flak 41 mount, and he RIII variant was able to reach 8km high.

The mount looks very similar to the recently announced Bronco Rheinbote.

For the moment there is not much more information than this.
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The guys operating the controls might get a little fried.
JUN 10, 2016 - 10:59 PM
Unless they are just elevating the missile and checking it out . . . There are many photos of soldiers in similar on US NIKE sites doing about the same things as the guys in this painting, and soldiers getting V-2s ready for launch. Sometimes it turns out that the guys making box art aren't complete [auto-censored]ing idiots after all. KL
JUN 11, 2016 - 01:02 AM
the world's first surface-to- air missile system. never fully operational but settle for today's surface-air-missile-system.
JUN 11, 2016 - 09:20 AM
Gun shield...What for?
JUN 11, 2016 - 09:46 AM
Better than that, according to wartime photos the fuse setters remained on the left side...
JUN 11, 2016 - 10:05 AM
think blast shield, to keep rocket exhaust from damaging equipment and making the launcher single use.
JUN 11, 2016 - 04:45 PM
The original mount was designed to be balanced on the spindle for ease of rotation. Perhaps it was left on after conversion to a launcher to maintain that balance. KL
JUN 12, 2016 - 01:05 AM
So instead of paper and prototype panzers we are now getting paper and prototype rockets. That's all well and good, but there are still plenty of vehicles that saw actual use that would be nice to have.
JUN 12, 2016 - 06:43 AM
The original mount was designed to be balanced on the spindle for ease of rotation. Perhaps it was left on after conversion to a launcher to maintain that balance. KL [/quote] Most probably, I dont think it could protect anything from the rocket back blast. And, as Carlos said it was only a prototype. So who knows how the series launcher would have been...
JUN 12, 2016 - 11:14 PM
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