Soviet TOS-1 "Blazing Sun" Multiple Rocket Launcher - Thermobaric Weapon 1/72 Scale Diecast Model

$ 14.99

1:72 Scale Metal Die-Cast – Soviet TOS-1 "Blazing Sun" Multiple Rocket Launcher - Thermobaric Weapon System -  Length: 4.25",  Width: 2” 

This TOS-1 Multiple Rocket Launcher model's body is made of metal while the turret is made of plastic. The turret can rotate 360 degrees but can NOT elevate the tubes. The tracks are made of rubber but do not move. 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. 

TOS-1 (RussianТОС-1 – тяжёлая огнемётная система, English: Heavy Flamethrower System) is a Soviet 220mm 30-barrel (original system, Ob.634 or TOS-1M) or 24-barrel (Ob.634B or TOS-1Amultiple rocket launcher and thermobaric weapon mounted on a T-72 tank chassis. TOS-1 was designed for defeating enemy personnel in fortifications, in open country, and in lightly armoured vehicles and transport. First combat tests took place in 1988–1989 in the Panjshir Valley during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. The TOS-1 was shown for the first time in public in 1999 in Omsk.