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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

T is for Two - Soviet Era Rocket Launchers

Or; J is for Just a Bit of Fun!

You may have noticed in the earlier post an odd green 'thing' in the pile of 'Other Vehicles', well it was a real 'thing', an infant-toy rocket on trailer from the days of the USSR.

Frog Missile; Missile Trailer; Plastic Rocket Launcher; Plastic Rocket Toy; Rocket Launchers; Rocket Trailer; Rocket Troops; Russian AFV's; Russian Plastic Toys; Russian Tank; Russian Toy Soldiers; Scud Missile; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Soviet Era Toy Soldiers; Soviet Plastic Toy; Tracked Missile; Tracked Rocket Launcher;
I think it should have an integral/moulded-on tractor cab/unit which has been removed with a hot knife from the look of the burn-marks at one end and is a sort of Semi-flat design with a hollowed interior.

It's not so much 'military' as being all a bit 1950's Buck Rogers, you can imagine a plume of stop-motion cotton wool 'smoke' trailing it, as it rushes toward the camera, dangle-lines clearly visible, while someone plays a vibraphone in the background! Cheers Chris.

Frog Missile; Missile Trailer; Plastic Rocket Launcher; Plastic Rocket Toy; Rocket Launchers; Rocket Trailer; Rocket Troops; Russian AFV's; Russian Plastic Toys; Russian Tank; Russian Toy Soldiers; Scud Missile; Small Scale World; smallscaleworld.blogspot.com; Soviet Era Toy Soldiers; Soviet Plastic Toy; Tracked Missile; Tracked Rocket Launcher;
Meanwhile; this early FROG-type, battlefield tactical 'nuke' on a modified PT76 (or MT-LB?) chassis, which is approximately 1:87th, has been sat in Picasa since I last had a few Russian posts back in 2015! It came with the flats and marked vehicles/vessels we looked at then, but is unmarked and was waiting for some more unmarked-Russian AFV's (or rockets) to come-in . . . well, one just has!

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