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Trumpeter 1:35 - Soviet 1K17 Szhatie - Plastic model kit #05542

The 1K17 Szhatie was a self-propelled laser vehicle created on a decline of the Soviet Union's existence. Its development based on the 2S19 Msta-S howitzer was aimed at enemy's optical electronic devices. An artificial ruby weighting 30 kg was embedded into the vehicle. The ruby was used in order to focalise the laser beam. Besides, silver coating of some optical elements helped to increase the beam strength. Despite the fact that the vehicle had passed all military tests, its expensive production along with the collapse of the Soviet Union made the Russian authorities consider its further manufacturing unprofitable. The Russian word "Сжатие" ("Szhatie") means "Compression".

Item No: 05542
Item Name: Russian 1K17 Szhatie
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Static Kit
Model Dimensions: Length 213.5mm, Width 103mm
Total Parts: 1060+
Metal Parts: copper cable
Photo Etched Parts: 1 piece
Total Sprues: 22 sprues, lower hull, upper hull and turret
Release Date: 2015-06

- The kit consists of over 1060 parts, 1 piece of Photo Etched parts, 192 individual track links
- Multi-directional slide moulded hull
- Multi-slide moulded turret

Collections: All, Russian, Soviet

Category: Trumpeter Experimental

Type: Artillery

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