The latest S-300V from Trumpeter Models is available now!
This colossal 1/35 scale model kit is almost 30 cms in length. Additionally, the single piece, slide mold missile tubes are 27 cms in height once set in the launching position. The kit also comes with a colored picture guide providing close up images of the real vehicle.
The S-300V air defense missile system was developed to engage short- and intermediate-range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, strategic and tactical aircraft, as well as early warning and electronic warfare aircraft. It was designed to counter the threat posed by Lance and Pershing ballistic missiles. The main role of the system is to protect task forces and vital industrial and military installations against massed air attacks. Its reporting name in the West is SA-12 or Gladiator/Giant.
Some components of the same system were deployed in 1983. All components entered service with the Soviet Army in 1988. Recently it has been reported that production of all S-300 series missiles, including export versions, will be stopped in Russia in favor to the newer S-400.
The S-300V is a mobile air defense system, mounted on a special tracked chassis. The production version of the S-300V had a range of 100 km and could reach targets at an altitude of 30 km, while it could also engage ballistic missiles at an altitude of 25 km.