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Takom V-2
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:26 PM UTC
I just got Takom's Hanomag, transporter, and V-2 - so far nice looking kit (but no decals!) . Does anyone make the fire control and observation halftracks that usually accompany a launch. I have a Kubelwagon, a Kettenkrad, and a couple of 4 x 6 trucks, but I believe I would be needing the afore-mentioned vehicles as well for a proper launch dio.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:42 PM UTC
Squadron just announced this if what's in the pic. is correct ,it's the command / control for the V2
https://www.squadron.com/v/vspfiles/photos/TR09537-1.jpg

Hope this helps.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 01:09 PM UTC
Trumpeter has announced one of these, but I have no idea of when it will be released.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 01:13 PM UTC
Its the Sd.Kfz 7/3 halftrack
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/trumpeter-09537-sdkfz-7-3-half-track-artillery-tractor--1112497
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 01:24 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I just got Takom's Hanomag, transporter, and V-2 - so far nice looking kit (but no decals!) . Does anyone make the fire control and observation halftracks that usually accompany a launch. I have a Kubelwagon, a Kettenkrad, and a couple of 4 x 6 trucks, but I believe I would be needing the afore-mentioned vehicles as well for a proper launch dio.




Check out V2Rocket.com for full information on the launch vehicles. Also be aware Takom has the SS100 and Miellerwagen towing all wrong, the trailer was towed from the opposite end when moving to the launch site, and it was winched under the firing table. The box art is bogus.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:16 PM UTC



That's what I said.
Squadron Shop has it for order.
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Removed by original poster on 02/20/19 - 20:06:13 (GMT).
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 02:17 AM UTC
After building all those special vehicles at least the launch facility is just a concrete pad surrounded by only grass and trees.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 02:20 AM UTC

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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 03:12 AM UTC
Don't forget the Deutsche Reichsbahn that provided transport to launching sites. Like in The Hague, Michael provided already a very informative youtube link in another thread, something about the colors of the rocket.
In the field or woods, a diorama in this scale will take an average living room with lots of communication lines, observation points and so on. Later in the war it was all or nothing and the Germans did it like in The Hague, a line of rocket on a lane with only some trees on both sides. Custom Scale provides a layout if you want to make such a realistic field or woods diorama. Will check for it, it is somewhere in my desk.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 03:26 AM UTC
Uhhh....you guys do realize I'm talking 1/72?...and this is in the "Braille Scale Forum"?
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 03:27 AM UTC
FYI
Accurate Armor does a complete and, yes a correct set for V2 a launch stand and base: https://accurate-armour.com/aa-products/135th-complete-kits/w03
No one forbids lurking, so take your profit for some scratch building, the kit has it's price, but seems to be the best kit so far, although it's resin, around.
The launching stand has a long tradition of being discussed: correct? or not?There are some good links, Michael provided them already I think for super detailing.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 03:36 AM UTC
Uhhh....you guys do realize I'm talking 1/72?...and this is in the "Braille Scale Forum"?

I will downscale my advice. Have fun with the kit(s) because you also need a Vidal Wagen to pick them up form the train station, but for sure check the links for details.

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Robert Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 04:27 AM UTC

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I will downscale my advice. Have fun with the kit(s) because you also need a Vidal Wagen to pick them up form the train station, but for sure check the links for details.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan


Ummm...maybe I should also include the V-2 assembly factory!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 04:51 AM UTC
Extratech has released a 1/72nd scale Strabokran (but PE has its limits...) :

http://www.smallscaleafv.com/ANG/Novinky4/72_Friese16t.html

and Hauler makes one as well :

http://www.modellversium.de/kit/artikel.php?id=12622

H.P.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC
You should also check out "Special Armour" (a branch of Special Hobby) which makes extra V2s with nice launch platforms, the Vidalwagen, the SS100 (more detail than the Takom SS100) and the liquid oxygen trailer. I think they were going to release the access ladder and the T-Stoff tanker, but I'm not sure they have yet. Academy makes a passable fuel tanker which could also be used. All these are 1/72 scale. I have the 1/35 Takom kit, but I've been thinking of downsizing to 1/72 scale. Modelcollect makes a very nice 1/72 V-1 with a launching ramp that I have, and I'm thinking of displaying the two together. 1/72 is the perfect scale for building a fueling or loading diorama. Again, I recommend V2rocket.com for some great information, probably the best on the web. And if you want first hand accounts from the developers and launch crews, the book "Hitlers Rocket Soldiers" is very good-- complete with original German order of battle charts for V2 launch units and vehicles at the end of the book.

here's the link to V2Rocket.com:

http://v2rocket.com/

VR, Russ
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 08:12 AM UTC
I admit I failed to see that you were talking 1/72nd. All I can say is I had been up all night, sorry.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:24 AM UTC
CMK Planet Model did a Sd.kfz. 7/3 Feurleitpanzer in 1/72nd scale, but I think it is now "out of production...
I think that you have to take a Revell Sd.Kfz 7 and to scratch built the rest...
You can find some of these scratch on internet, ans some time in 1/72nd...
here a picture with the "blue-print" of what you need...
Just take time to cut your scale drawing off paper before of plastic...
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:50 AM UTC
Thanks for the link, Kevlar...very useful. I'll keep the dio very abbreviated - the Takom set, two Academy Opal fuel trucks, a Kugelwagen (and/or Schwimmwagen), an SdKf 7, and a Mercedes 4 x 6, and a lot of little guys.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 04:11 PM UTC
Just a brief comment: The Command & Control vehicle would be positioned a good distance from the launchpad anyway.