Soviet BM-27 Uragan-Hurricane Multiple Rocket Launcher 1/72 Scale Diecast Model by Eaglemoss

$ 14.99

1:72 Scale Metal Die-Cast – Soviet BM-27 Uragan (Hurricane) Multiple Rocket Launcher -  Length: 5",  Width: 1.5”

 

This Hurricane Multiple Rocket Launcher model's cab is made of metal while the back and turret are made of plastic. The turret does NOT move, don't try to rotate it or elevate the tubes or you will break it. The wheels are made of rubber and are free rolling. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.

 

The maker of the model, Eaglemoss, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately.

 

 

These models come in what could be described as a disposable blister pack. The packaging is very minimum, the blister back is just big enough to enclose the vehicle and the cardboard backing to which the blister is attached is barely bigger than the lengths and width dimension of the vehicle.

 

Although these models are inexpensive and just about the size of a (regular) computer mouse, they are certainly not toys. The tracks don't move and the turrets and their main guns and machine guns can be quite fragile because of their size. 

The BM-27 Uragan (RussianУраган, "hurricane"; GRAU index 9P140) is a self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system designed in the Soviet Union. It began its service with the Soviet Army in the late 1970s, and was its first modern spin and fin stabilized heavy multiple rocket launcher.

 

The BM-27 Uragan is capable of launching 220 mm rockets from 16 launch tubes mounted on the rear of aZIL-135 8x8 chassis. This vehicle is extremely similar to that used in the FROG-7 free flight rocket system. It has two gasoline engines that power its 20 tonnes to a maximum speed of 65 kilometers per hour. One engine drives the four wheels on the left of the truck, while the other engine drives the four wheels on the right. The ZIL-135 has eight wheel drive, but only the front and rear axles are used for steering. It has a maximum cruising range of 500 kilometers.