Thursday, September 15

Hauling cargo or warheads - Bronco's new releases for September/ October are on the way...

Bronco is keeping up their steady stream of new and improved models with two familiar but new releases for September. A futuristic German Anti-Aircraft Missile and a tough Russian truck are detailed here in our preview to get your attention…

Bronco’s two new releases for September

German Rheinmetall ‘Rheintochter’ R-2 anti-aircraft missiles
Kit No# 35050
1/35th scale
In 1942, the Allied air strikes against the German and industrial targets were increasingly fierce, which made the Germans step up their research and development of anti-aircraft rockets and missiles. In September 18th of the same year, the RLM and the Rheinmetall company officially signed a new type of anti-aircraft missile research and development contracts. The main person in charge by Dr. Crein who developed the "Rheinbote" ground to ground tactical rocket as the project. The new missile is called the ‘Rheintochter’, and it has also become another attractive and unique work in the history of German missiles.
R-1 is the first model of the "Rheintochter" series anti-aircraft missile. The body is 5.7 meters long and weighs 1748 kg.  Its two-stage structure is equipped with a number of solid fuel rocket motors. In order to reduce the weight, the wings are made of wood. Warhead equipped with 150 kg of high explosive ammunition. The missile is controlled by a radio command and is equipped with a 'Kugelblitz' radio remote controlled proximity fuse.

The missile launcher consists of Flak41 type 88 mm anti-aircraft gun refit. In an 82 test in 1943 8-12, the projectile was found to be only 6098 meters (20 thousand feet) high, and could not reach the expected 30 thousand feet. So the improved R-2 will soon be made. It increases the tail in the R-1 on the basis of a large surface, and some are still connected between the tail rudder. The new missile intends to use the "Kranich" end of the acoustic guide head, this device can be induced to the sound of the target propeller Doppler shift change in close proximity to the enemy. This landmark design completely solved the problem of radio remote control signal failure caused by a high degree of increase. It can avoid the high cost of deploying a large number of fixed launch aircraft, "Rheintochter" also had a number of motor vehicle loading programs in development – like the one matched with the “Toaster” tracked base…
Although R-2 had the advantages of convenient and easy use, as well as the technology leadership support The project never became a main weapon of the Germans.

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Three marking choices are included in the decals

Russian Zil-131 Truck (Early Version) w/winch
1/35th scale
Kit No# CB35193 

The ZIL-131 is a general purpose 3.5 tons 6x6 army truck designed in the Soviet Union by ZIL. The basic model being a general cargo truck. Variants include a tractor-trailer truck, a dump truck, a fuel truck, and a 6x6 for towing a 4-wheeled powered trailer. The ZIL-131 also serves as a platform for the 9P138 rocket launcher, a 30-tube variant of the BM-21 "Grad". The ZIL-131 Truck series began mass production in 1967. It was started as a military truck of the post-war in a second-generation change to the ZIL-157 of the WWII ZiS-151 platforms that were developed and manufactured immediately after the war.
The ZIL-131 has a civilian version the ZIL-130, both were introduced in 1967 as a family of two trucks sharing identical components. The ZIL-131 6x6 has the same equipment as the GAZ-66 and Ural-375D.
The ZIL-130/131 was in production at the "AMUR" truck plant (as the AMUR 531340), with both gasoline and diesel engines, until 2012.

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Both of these models will be available in September from Bronco Model’s distributors around the world.