1:300th scale SON-9A towed AAA fire control radar. The Soviet-made SON-9A was introduced in the 1950s for use with the S-60 57 mm, KS-12 85 mm and KS-19 100 mm AAA pieces; typically 2 firing platoons each of 3 weapons were controlled by one radar. It was later superseded by the RPK-1 radar which was mounted on the roof of a URAL-375D truck. The radar dish of this model needs to be cut off from the end of the (alas over-scale) towing hitch and mounted on the roof by inserting it into the hole provided. Note that the wheels have been scaled down from a larger model, so don't expect the tyre tread details to print out unless using the very expensive FUD plastic! (the knobs of the treads are just 0.12 mm wide at this scale...) Other details are at the 0.2 mm level and thus come out reasonably well even with the cheap stuff; the photo showing two painted but not based examples come courtesy of the collection of Fred Oliver, and were done in the cheapest default WSF plastic. The one painted and based-up was painted by me; this example was also printed in WSF. The other photo shows my WSF example before it was painted up; note the grainyness of this material. Also note this model is NOT taken from a blueprint or other scale diagram, and I've had to estimate many of the measurements concerned from photos. It's probably too small (iIf anybody has a scale diagram, I'd be most grateful to receive a copy!) Further note - due to the (entirely reasonable) Shapeways handling charge it's not much more money to buy this model with a truck towing it...


IN: 0.254 w x 0.793 d x 0.27 h
CM: 0.646 w x 2.014 d x 0.686 h


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