Friday, March 28, 2014

Zvezda 1/72 RT-2PM"TOPOL", SS-25 "SICKLE" review (by Erhan Atalay)



Hello everyone,

Zvezda was a beautiful surprise for us. Great interest in this kit and Hakan Karlı and I bought one each. We want to finish two models with a mini campaign. I prepared an in box review and I want to share with you.
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Erhan



Description

The RT-2PM Topol, (NATO reporting name: SS-25 Sickle) , is a mobile intercontinental ballistic missile designed in the Soviet Union and in service with Russia's Strategic Rocket Forces. The SS-25 is an intercontinental-range, road mobile, solid propellant ballistic missile system. 
The Topol was the first fully road mobile ICBM commissioned by the Soviet Union. The development of the SS-25 was actually forbidden by the second Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty (SALT II), which prohibited the development of more than one new missile system.
 The SS-25 was officially developed as an updated SS-13 Mod 2, though it is actually a completely different missile design. The SS-25 entered development in 1971, with the first flight test occurring in 1982. The missile entered service in 1999, with 288 missiles deployed at nine sites by 1991. Production is believed to have ceased in 1994, with a total of 450 SS-25 missiles built. It was believed that in July 2002, there were 355 missiles with operational status. In July 2001 an RV flew several hundred km at 33 km (21 miles) altitude, suggesting that the RV was a hypersonic missile test or it had wings and a fitted motor....
(Quote: armyrecognition.com  , 
click please for detail : armyrecognition.com/......./ss-25_rt-2pm_topol_sickle)

Involved a thicker box inside the main box. 




You can select two versions. There are alternative parts according to your selection


I've counted 317 part. Quality mold and clean parts

Sprue A.. 26 parts







Sprue B.. 47 parts





Sprue C (x2)... 73 x 2 = 146 parts







Sprue F... 77 parts








D parts..14 pieces vinyl wheel. Looks like quality and realistic patterns.


E parts,. 7 clear pieces


And the decal, I think it's too poor


click please for TOPOL second pagehttp://miniafv.....rt-2pmtopol-ss-25-sickle.html

4 comments:

  1. You have a lot of patience, Erhan! Have fun.

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  2. thank you Jay, come with me ;)

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  3. That's a huge model, good luck on the assembly.

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  4. Hello.
    Handsome model.
    Seems to be one-half or one-third of the rail cannon compared to the size

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