PSM announces the Green Archer Radar

Something for Bundeswehr artillery collection.

Great! I had seen someone do a 3D print conversion recently so I wonder if the 3D model was sold. More expensive now as a full kit but we’ve been needing this for a while.

Bundeswehr Lehrfilm on non-shooting artillery.

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High tech from 1969 …
50 years later the results are available almost in real time …

Aha! The Brits used this on a FV 432 - so in theory it may be able to combine this with the Takom kit; 'not too sure about the actual fittings/mods to do this but it must at least be within the bounds of possibility. Perhaps a Brit Ninja (certainly not me) will come up with something?

The Brits used this a long time ago. As far as I know it was phased out 1975 for Cymbeline mortar locating radar. From its appearance, Cymbeline looks like Green Archer, but is a different system. However the Danish army used Green Archer. The UK used it on a 4 wheel trailer, a version on FV432 (FV436) did not enter service. FV436 came with Cymbeline. The swedish army also used it on a trailer, maybe the same trailer than the UK had in service.


Cool video !

Voila, Green Archer on trailer.

Another interesting Arty Recon System is the CL89/289 UAV.
But it would take some efforts to make all the components.

Warning Thread Hijack: There are some interesting radar/surveillance assets which we’re probably unlikely to see in model form anytime soon - although of course PSM have just pleasantly surprised us all.

Consider the No 9 Radar “Robert” mounted on a Saracen:


I remember seeing these at the School of Artillery in the mid 60s and later in use with 94 Locating Regiment RA in Celle, FRG.

and whatever happened to ZB 298:

(Images filched from the www although the top one was from Armorama some years ago)

I recall the ZB 298 being advertised as almost the answer to everything in the early 70s; I believe it saw some use in other NATO countries but am not sure which ones, or indeed, how long it was in service. I do recall images of it being mounted on CVR(W).

In 1:35 the ZB 298 should be easy enough to scratch assuming one can find decent source images (I can’t but probably haven’t tried hard enough). I must just add I’m not in a tearing hurry to model a ZB 298 - I’ve more than enough projects to tackle/complete.

I wonder what the price will be … because the model is awaited …

My personal GUESS based on the size and complexity in comparison with his other complete kits would be at least 140 to 150 Euros, maybe higher …

It is not enough … :sob:

Start saving …

I will sell a kidney! :crazy_face:

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Hi Hermann,

the same trailer was used by the Swedish forces, an example is still on exhibition at Artillerymuseum Kristianstad.


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