Includes parts to build 4 rockets.
These are scale models, not real weapons.
This accurately scaled and detailed set of models represents fully fused 5-inch High Velocity Aircraft Rockets (HVAR) carried by US Army Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps aircraft during World War Two and the Korean War. These rockets were also fit to aircraft flown by allied forces including the RAF, RCAF, RAAF, RNZAF, and RSAAF, etc.
Tail fins are thin and fragile. Caution is recommended when removing supporting sprues and during handling.
"The High Velocity Aircraft Rocket, or HVAR, also known by the nickname "Holy Moses", was an American unguided rocket developed during World War II to attack targets on the ground from aircraft. It saw extensive use during both World War II and the Korean War....HVAR could penetrate 4 ft of reinforced concrete and was used to sink transports, knock out pillboxes and AA gun emplacements, blow up ammo and oil-storage dumps, and destroy tanks, locomotives, and bunkers." - Wikipedia.
HVAR rockets were typically fit to many USAAF, USN and USMC single-engine fighter aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair, the TBF/TBM Avenger, and later the F-80C Shooting Star, F-84E Thunderjet, F9F Panther, and F-86 Sabre. It was also used by some multi-engined aircraft such the PV-1 Ventura and PV-2 Harpoon.
- dimensions scaled from US Navy drawing NAVAER 00-80T-65 and ordnance publication 0-56-15. Measurements confirmed by study of a surviving example in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum.
- 3-part model composed of the warhead, motor body, and tail section.
- accurate tail fin band bolt and nut detail.
- accurate rocket lug band bolt and nut detail
- accurately notched tail fins (notches permitted rockets to interlock when double-hung and triple-hung from launchers).
- accurate mulit-port rocket exhaust.
The overall dimensions of the real HVAR rocket are 172.7 cm × 27.9 cm × 27.9 cm (68 in × 11 in × 11 in.).
This is an original design based on official US Navy publications and study of a surviving example. The models are not 3D-printed copies of any plastic kit's parts or resin parts.
These parts are made of acrylic plastic. Acrylic plastic does not behave like injection-molded polystyrene plastic or other resins. Glues for polystyrene plastic, like "Testors Liquid Cement" or tube cement, will not work with acrylic plastic. Cyanoacrylate (CA) "super glue" is recommended.
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