Just read through the link. They do look nice and well detailed, well, the Iron Dome once does …
This could be the one I get as the AD version looks like a good one to do. I was considering getting the Kinetic A3…
One point to note. The Bradley M-SHORAD has not been accepted by the US Army. It is only a test/experimental platform being offered by BAE. So far, the accepted M-SHORAD system is the Stryker M-SHORAD vehicle. It uses most of the same equipment as the Bradley system, but is not exactly the same.
The Bradley M-SHORAD kit is really groundbreaking. I am surprised that it was released so soon due to the lack of references and exposure at AUSA Expo.
With the Magic Factory’s 1/35 Bradley M-SHORAD, an AFV modeler can salvage the parts for pickups, MRZR dune buggies, JLTV C-UAS, and other “What If?” scenario Air Defense units. You can place the AUDS mast on shipping containers, HEMTTS, MTVR, FMTVs, ATV, trailer, tripod, buildings, and what have you for future hypothetical Air Defense or ATGM units.
For example, Magic Factory’s Bradley M-SHORAD has these awesome precious 1/35 Air Defense parts:
There are related kits in the pipeline that will make you drool. And you know when I say it;s coming, it’s coming. Took a haiatus from doing a lot of kit research for a few years, but now I’m back at it.
I wonder about the accuracy of the mount for the Stinger launch box. Did the Army change the already existing design? It sure doesn’t match the photos I took for my Linebacker build a few years ago. But then, neither does the 3D printed version that’s available. That one is about 20% correct.
Our tax dollars at work! So the army did indeed take an existing design that worked fine and pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in R&D so that they could come up with a different mount that does exactly the same thing. Sounds about right.
Well, after closer examination, I think that new mount does indeed serve a different purpose. The Stinger launcher box appears to have rails that slide onto corresponding rails on the new mount, It looks to be either a quick reload system for a new box, or even a diferrent ordnance package altogether. I’b betting on the latter.