SA-13 Gopher (TSBX06)

Designed by Evan Allen.
Painted by Aaron Te Hira-Mathie.

SA-13 Gopher SAM Platoon (TSBX06)
Includes two resin and metal SA-13 Gopher self-propelled missile systems and one Unit Card.

The SA-13 Gopher, called Strela-10 (Arrow‑10) by its Russian crews, is a tracked, amphibious Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system. It replaced the wheeled SA-9 Gaskin which could not keep up with tanks in rough terrain. The missiles have both optical and infra-red guidance, with a radar system to check that the target is in range.

Check out the SA-13 Gopher in the online store here...

The Soviet Union's most powerful forces are stationed in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, poised on the boarder with West Germany ready to strike at a moment's notice. They are equipped with the very best Soviet industry has to offer, from sophisticated missile firing T-64 tanks and powerful T-72 tanks to versatile BMP infantry fighting vehicles, as well as plentiful BTR-60 armoured personnel carriers. Supported by elite Afgansty Air Assault troops, powerful self-propelled artillery, and effective and numerous anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons, there will be little that the corrupt capitalist armies of NATO can do to stop them.

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Red Thunder 
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Crew: 3 - commander, driver, gunner Weapon:
4 x 9M37M SAM
+8 missiles as reloads
Weight: 12.3 tonnes Armour:
7mm
Length: 6.60m (21'8") Speed: 62km/h (38mph)
Width: 2.85m (9'4") Engine:
YaMZ-238 V deisel
Height: 2.30m (7'6")
180kW (240hp)
  3.80m (12'6") over radar Range:
500km (315 miles)
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Tactical
Terrain Dash

Cross Country Dash

Road Dash
Cross
10"/25cm 16"/40cm 24"/60cm 28"/70cm 3+
Weapon
Range

ROF
Halted Moving

Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
SA-13 Gopher
    AA Missile
56"/140cm 2 - - 4+ Dedicated AA, Guided AA
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SA-13 Gopher Contents
SA-13 Gopher (TSBX06)
Unit card x1
SA-13 Gopher (TSBX06)

Assembling the SA-13 Gopher
Tip: When referring to left or right-hand side in regards to a Team Yankee miniature, the orientation is determined as if looking at the vehicle from the rear.
Step 1. Begin assembly by adding the tracks. there are left/right indicators on the back of each track to ensure they are put on the correct way. Below: Left and Right tracks attached.
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Step 2. Next glue the two missile pods to the mount. Ensure that the mounting brackets are aligned to the top. Step 2. Place the completed turret into the hull of the Gopher.
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Because the missile launcher system is quite heavy, it may be unstable at times. Instead of simply placing it into the hole in the hull, you may prefer to use rare earth magnets for improved stability.

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105) are available through the online store here...

These 1mm x 5mm magnets are strong enough to hold the missile launcher firmly in place.

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105)
Below: SA-13 Gopher fully assembled.
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Happy modelling!

~George

 
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