1/48 AFT-9 Anti-Tank Guided Missile Carrier Paper Model
Needing a new generation Anti Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), the Chinese Defense Company developed the HJ-9 (Hong Jian 9) missile. This missile is reputed to be able to defeat explosive reactive armor (ERA) by using a tandem shaped high explosive anti tank (HEAT) warhead. The missile is pushed to a maximum range of 5000 m by two solid fuel rockets, one for the launch and boost phase of flight, and the second for sustained flight to the target. With protection against small arms, shell fragments, nuclear, biologic and chemical attacks, this weapon platform is sure to be a threat in any battle engagement.
This paper model kit contains parts for an Anti Tank Guided Missile vehicle, displaying a four- tube missile launcher mounted on top of the wheeled vehicle WZ-550, in a digital camouflage pattern, as seen at the October 2009 Beijing Military Day Parade.
Paper Model Details (1/48-scale version described): 131 parts on three pages, with one and a half pages of construction diagrams. Degree of Difficulty: 3/5 (small parts). If you enjoy building this paper model, please contribute a review!
Text by Ray Smith
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