1/144 Douglas C-133A w / PGM-17 Thor IRBM. Roden 336
This is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit.
Douglas C-133A w / PGM-17 Thor IRBM - mobile strategic aircraft complex consisting of a C-133 aircraft and a PGM-17 Thor missile. The main goal was to quickly deliver intermediate-range ballistic missiles by transport aircraft to remote points on other continents in order to place the missiles as close as possible to the borders of a potential adversary. From 1959 to 1963, missiles of this type were transported to the territory of Great Britain with the help of the C-133A. In October 1962, when humanity was on the brink of a full-fledged global nuclear conflict, the PGM-17 Thor, operational at British bases, was one of the key factors in forcing the Soviet Union to reverse its decision to deploy its missiles in the immediate vicinity of US borders, on the island of Cuba. After the de-escalation of political tensions in the world, all PGM-17 Thors based in the United Kingdom were soon returned to the United States by means of the same C-133A transport.
|Released:||September 2021| Rebox (Updated/New parts)|