BM-21 Hail Battery (TSBX08)

BM-21 Hail Rocket Launcher (TSBX08)

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

BM-21 Hail Battery (TSBX08)
Includes three resin and metal BM-21 Hail Rocket Launcher trucks and one Unit Card.

The BM-21 Grad (Hail) is a direct descendant for the famous Katyusha rocket launcher of the Second World War. The box launcher, housing four rows of ten tubes, is mounted on a Ural 6x6 truck. The BM-21 can fire fin-stabilised 122mm rockets, which can be fitted with fragmentation, chemical, or incendiary warheads, up to 16km (10 miles). A single volley from a BM-21 battalion of 18 launchers fires 720 rounds in 20 seconds, the equivalent of five division’s worth of guns firing together. Clearly, the 'Hail' is well named.

Check out the BM-21 Hail 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 
BM-21 Hail Rocket Launcher (TSBX08)
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Crew: 5 - commander, gunner,  Height: 3.09m (10'2")
  2x loaders, driver Weapon: 122mm 2B5 40-barrelled rocket launcher
Weight: 14 tonnes Armour: None
Width: 2.40m (7'10") Speed: 75km/h (47mph)
Length: 7.35m (24'1") Engine: ZiL-375 V8 gasoline 130kW (180 hp)
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Tactical
Terrain Dash

Cross Country Dash

Road Dash
Cross
8"/20cm 8"/20cm 14"/35cm 36"/90cm 4+
Weapon
Range

ROF
Halted Moving

Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
BM-21 rocket launcher 96"/240cm SALVO 3 4+ Smoke Bombardment
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BM-21 Hail Contents Unit card x1
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Assembling the BM-21 Hail
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 glueing the rear plate to the back of the multiple rocket launcher. Step 2. Glue the crank on to the right-hand side of the rockets.
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Note: The small peg fits into the small hole on the side of rocket launcher mount. Below: The crank attached correctly. Step 3. The rocket launcher fits into the rear of the truck. Do not glue it in place, so it can rotate freely.
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Because the rocket launcher is so big and heavy, it may be unstable at times. Instead of simply placing it into the hole in the truck bed, 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 rocket launcher firmly in place.

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105)
Below: Fully assembled BM-21 Hail.
BM-21 Hail Rocket Launcher (TSBX08)

Happy Modelling!

~George


Last Updated On Monday, November 6, 2017 by Luke at Battlefront