1/600 Scale Modern British Army Warrior Milan Infantry Fighting Vehicle. Contains 10 highly detailed tanks.
Warrior Milan Infantry Fighting Vehicle
- 10x Warrior Milan Infantry Fighting Vehicles
The Warrior incorporates several design features in keeping with UK battlefield experience. In particular, there are no firing ports in the hull, in line with British thinking that the role of the armoured personnel carrier
/infantry fighting vehicle
(APC/IFV) is to carry troops under protection to the objective and then give firepower support when they have disembarked. The absence of firing ports also allows additional appliqué armour to be fitted to the sides of the vehicle, which is invariably applied to Warriors involved in active operations. The cage armour
used at one stage was replaced in 2007 by "Wrap Two" appliqué armour.
The basic armour provides all-around protection against small arms ball ammunition.
The Warrior is driven by a Perkins
V8 Condor engine through a four-speed automatic gearbox. It is capable of a road speed of 46 miles per hour (74 km/h). The Warrior has the speed and performance to keep up with a Challenger 2 main battle tank
over the most difficult terrain.
The vehicle is fitted with a two-man GKN Sankey turret, armed with a non-stabilized L21A1 30 mm RARDEN
cannon capable of destroying some APCs at a maximum range of 1,500 metres (1,600 yd), and an L94A1
EX-34 7.62 mm Hughes Helicopters
coaxial chain gun. It is fitted with two clusters of four defensive grenade launchers (usually used with Visual and Infrared Screening Smoke – VIRSS).
All Warrior Infantry Section Vehicles are now equipped with Bowman
radios, which replace the earlier Clansman
radios, for enhanced communications, command and control. When first introduced, the vehicles were fitted with passive Image intensifier
night vision sights. These have since been progressively replaced with Thales Optronics
Battle Group Thermal Imaging
(BGTI) sights to upgrade night fighting capabilities, with 8x magnification.
As of 2007, 350 vehicles were fitted with BGTI.
Some part cleanup will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features during the printing process. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways, some waxy residue may remain. It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like "Simple Green" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light. Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured.
Let your parts sit in direct sunlight for a few hours to fully cure the resin.
Water-based acrylic paints meant for plastics is strongly recommended. Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.
Use dedicated model sprue cutters to remove parts to minimise the risk of damage to parts.
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