Iskander – M SS-26 “Stone” Russian Ballistic Missile System, Zvezda 1/72

Autor: Rade Marjanović

November 2nd, 2017

Tekst i foto: Predrag Stamenković

Iskander M je mobilni raketni sistem koji nosi balističke rakete kratkog dometa.

Proizveden je i razvijen u Ruskoj federaciji osamdesetih godina prošlog veka.

Iskander M nosi nekoliko bojevih glava, uključujući i nuklearne. Namenjen je uništavanju nadzemnih ciljeva, objekata, aerodroma kao i PVO sistema i dalekometne artiljerije.

Namena mu je i uništavanje raketa i radara u susednim zemljama, a koje se granice sa Rusijom, a gde postoji potencijalna opasnost po granice Ruske federacije. Početak projekta Iskander počinje 1988.,  a u operativnu upotrebu ulazi 2016 godine. Prvo vatreno krštenje ovog sistema bilo je u Rusko-Gruzijskom ratu 2008. godine.

Sada malo o maketi.

Još jedan odličan proizvod ruskog proizvođača maketa Zvezda. U čvrstoj kartonskoj kutiji, sa atraktivnom ilustracijom, u plastici tamno zelene boje, dolazi nam Iskander M.

Preko 240 kvalitetno odlivenih delova u poprilično detaljnom rasklopu i sa puno finih detalja na samoj maketi i dužine preko 18 cm. Date su dve opcije, vozilo u položaju za transport i položaj raketa za dejstvo, pa ko šta voli. Gume su od gume i to je ono što mi se sviđa, jer nema potrebe da budu od plastike. Prilično su detaljne za razmeru 1/72.

Bojenje standardno, Zvezda i Humbrol mada se mogu koristiti  boje drugih proizvođača maketarskih boja. Sastavnica, na prvi pogled izgleda korektno više reči o tome kako radovi na maketi budu odmicali. Dekali su uglavnom brojevi i za Paradu pobede. Ova recenzija propraćena je sa dosta slika, tako da će svi detalji ove makete moći da se vide.

Odlična maketa koju bih preporučio svakom. Maketarski izlet u razmeru 1/72, i to još balističke rakete. Zašto da ne.

Zahvaljujem se Zvezdi na ustupljenoj maketi.

Text and photo: Predrag Stamenković

Iskander M is a mobile missile system armed with ballistic missiles of short range. It is produced in Russian Federation from the late 1980’s. The rocket is capable of carrying several warheads including a nuclear option as well. The system is used against surface targets and installations, airports, AA defense systems, long range artillery, to name a few. It can also be used to destroy missiles and radars in neighboring countries, if it is perceived as a threat to national integrity of Russian Federation.

The project started in 1988 and it entered operational use in 2016. First trial of fire was during the Russo-Georgian war in 2008.

About the model

One more superb product of Russian company Zvezda. In a hard cardboard box with attractive illustration comes Iskander M in dark green plastic. More than 240 highly detailed parts build to a model of somewhat over 18 cm. There are two options, with vehicle in marching position and in launching position, to anyone’s liking. The tires are of rubber which is a standard nowadays and are of great detail for the 72nd scale.

Painting scheme is standard in Zvezda and Humbrol paint codes, although other paints can be used depending on the modeler’s preference. Instruction sheet looks rather good, but more on that during the assembly stage. Decals are mainly numbers with stripes for the Victory Day parade. This review is accompanied with lots of photos in order to see all the details of the model. Excellent model which I would recommend to everyone. Small excursion to 1/72 scale, and with the model of ballistic missile, why not.

I would like to thank Zvezda for providing the sample for the review.