- Plastic Model Kit, Assembly & Paint Required
- Glue And Paint Not Included
- Recommend for 14 years and above
- Box Dimensions: 10” L x 6.5” W x 1.8” H
Rheintochter was a German surface-to-air missile developed by Rheinmetall-Borsig[ during World War II. Its name comes from the mythical Rheintöchter (Rhinemaidens) of Richard Wagner's opera series Der Ring des Nibelungen.
The missile was a multi-stage solid fuelled rocket. It had four small control surfaces, resembling paddles, in the nose, six fins at the after end of the top stage, and four at the end of the main stage. It stood 6.3 m (20 ft 8 in) tall, with a diameter of 54 cm (1 ft 9 in). The sustainer motor, located ahead of the 136 kg (300 lb) warhead (rather than behind, as is more usual) exhausted through six venturis between the first stage fins.
Rheintochter was ordered in November 1942 by the German army (Heer). Starting in August 1943, 82 test firings were made. An air-launched version was also designed. The operational version was intended to be fired from a ramp or converted gun mount. The project was cancelled on February 6, 1945.
The initial R1 variant was powered by a two-stage solid-fuel rocket.
The proposed R2 did not offer any improvement over the R1 and was dropped in December 1944.
The R3 model was developed, which had a liquid fuel engine with solid-fuel boosters ("strap-ons"). Only six trial missiles were fired.
This Modelcollect 1/72 scale German Rheintochter R1 mobile surface to air missile model kit features:
- Detailed plastic parts molded in gray and attached to sprues.
- Separate molded vinyl tracks
- Decal sheet
- Etched details
- Assembly and painting instructions (AMMO by Mig paint key)
A great addition to your armor collection.