The newly tooled M983 can also be utilized for the MIM-104 Patriot missile system, as in the 1/35th scale M983 HEMTT & M901 Launching Station MIM-104 Patriot SAM System (PAC-3), kit No: 01037. This newly released kit features a detailed multi-directional slide-molded cab, a full drive train assembly complete with an engine, transmission, differential housing and suspension units.
The PATRIOT (PAC-3) program is an air-defense, guided missile system with long-range, medium- to high-altitude, all-weather capabilities. The PAC-3’s primary mission is to engage TBMs, and advanced cruise missile and aircraft threats. The PAC-3 missile uses hit-to-kill technology for greater lethality against TBMs armed with weapons of mass destruction. The PAC-3 system upgrades have provided improvements that increase performance against evolving threats, meeting the system’s requirements, and enhancing ooint operational abilities. The Patriot’s fast-reaction capability, high firepower, ability to track numerous targets simultaneously, and ability to operate in a severe environment make it the U.S. Army’s premier air defense system.