I LOVE KIT - 1/35 Nato M1014 with M2042A1 Glcm Tel c.1979-91
Ground-Launched Cruise Missiles GLCMs were developed by the United States Air Force in the last decade of the Cold War to counter Soviet ballistic nuclear missiles deployed in Eastern Bloc European countries such as East Germany and Czechoslovakia, and in the Western Soviet Union. GLCMs were stationed in Europe as part of the Nato Double Track Decision 1979, initially at Raf Greenham Common 1982-91, followed by emplacement in Italy 1983-91, Belgium 1984-89, Germany 1985-90, Raf Molesworth 1986-89, and lastly Netherlands 1987-88.
The M2042A1 Transport Erector Launcher TEL carried four BGM-109G Gryphon cruise missiles in tubes ready for launch, towed by the German Man KAT1 8x8 tractor M1014 with full off-road capability. Two launch control centres LCC, not included, each with two launch officers, were connected to the TELs for launch. The Nato Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces INF Treaty signed in 1987 prohibited the deployment of GLCMs in Europe. By 1991 all GLCMs were retired and dismantled, with the exception of eight missiles demilitarised in compliance with the Inf Treaty and retained for static display in museums.
30 sprues comprising truck & trailer, with launch tubes & BGM-109G missile. L: 479.5mm, W: 96mm, Total parts 670+