35A036 Amusing Hobby Rheintochter R-1 Movable Missile Launcher on Panther Chassis 1:35

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35A036 Amusing Hobby Rheintochter R-1 Movable Missile Launcher on Panther II Chassis 1:35 WWII

The Rheintochter (Rhine Maiden) R I was an experimental German two-stage, anti-aircraft missile tested in the last years of World War II. Initiated by the German Air Ministry in 1942, as part of its program to respond to increasingly effective Allied bomber raids, the RI was also one of the largest solid-fuel rockets of the war and its first stage produced the largest thrust, although for a very short duration. Eight-two test missiles were fired in 1943-1944, but due to its inadequate altitude ceiling the RI was to be supplanted by the R III model, a liquid-fuel missile with two side-mounted, solid-fuel boosters. Only six of those were ever launched.