Land Rover with Javelin missileJuly 29 2012 at 6:47 AM
|Dennis Lunn (Login Togsman)|
from IP address 188.8.131.52
Having had several very useful pointers in the past I have another request. I am building a range of Land Rovers. I have just bought the RSOV from Hobby Boss, and having studied it I have come to the conclusion that it is actually the Demonstrator seen at several UK Equipment Exhibitions, and not the version used by the US Rangers. I have a few photos of this demonstrator fitted with a bank of three Javelin missiles. The missile I am referring to is the older British version built by Thales, not the later US version.I wish to scratch build this arrangement, but I wonder if anyone could tell me the dimensions of one of the containers that hold each missile. Ideally I would like to know the two container diameters and the overall length of the container. The photos I have got are captioned that it is the Starburst missile (Starburst was also known as Javelin 2), but I am convinced that it is the Javelin.
Thanks in advance.
|This message has been edited by Togsman from IP address 184.108.40.206 on Jul 29, 2012 6:56 AM|
Hello sir,is this a malaysian land rover....
Land Rover with Javelin
|July 30 2012, 6:53 AM |
The vehicle I will build is a demonstrator of the RSOV as used by the US Rangers. It is very very similar to that vehicle, with only a few minor, but to me significant, changes. I do not know the ultimate fate of this vehicle, maybe it was sold overseas, but I have no definite knowledge that it went to Malaysia. As an aside I have had the pleasure of working with the Malaysian Army, but many years ago.
I have found that the Javelin was developed from the Blowpipe by Shorts of Belfast. It appears to be very similar to the Blowpipe, and I have one very good side-on photo of a Blowpipe, so if I cannot establish the exact dimensions of the Javelin container I will use the dimensions of the Blowpipe container, which I can calculate from the photo as I have established that the Blowpipe container is 1.4m long.
|July 30 2012, 1:53 PM |
The Land Rover that you have mentioned was the RSOV demonstrator. I have a number of pictures on the Combat Land Rovers Portfolio 1, there a number of pictures and I think that most show the Blowpipe launcher, there are two 'reloads' on the rear cage and in one photograph the reload is a LAW 80. The vehicle was eventually sold to a private collector, there is the Military Vehicle Trust in the UK and there may be further information available from there website.
There are a number of pictures of the vehicle at Warwheels:http://www.warwheels.net/LandyDefenderRSOVdemoYOUNG.html
I hope this helps
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|July 30 2012, 4:22 PM |
Shorts Missile Systems Ltd sales brochure, I don't know the year(mid to late 80s maybe).
|July 31 2012, 2:38 AM |
Hi Brian and Andy,
Thanks for your responses. The photos on Warwheels are the ones which I refer to. However the brochure from Short Bros for Starburst is new to me. It seems from this brochure that it is indeed the Starburst fitted to the Rover in question. My dilemma now is to get the dimensions of the Starburst container, or do you think that dimensions of a Blowpipe container would do? After all sometimes we need to use a bit of 'Engineeering Guestimate' to complete an obscure project like this one. The photo of the Rover looks to me as if it were taken at Long Valley in Aldershot (a real Valley of Tears' for me). Any further comments would be much appreciated. By the way is that the baseplate for an 81mm mortar instead of a spare wheel on the bonnet?
|This message has been edited by Togsman from IP address 220.127.116.11 on Jul 31, 2012 2:41 AM|
MODERATORS ONLY - Modern (II)
I thought there was one with Javelin S-15
|August 2 2012, 9:34 AM |
wait, brain fart, it was RBS-70, not Javelin. Memory is gettin' foggy!
|This message has been edited by gcdavidson from IP address 18.104.22.168 on Aug 2, 2012 9:35 AM|
|August 2 2012, 9:59 PM |
The SASR LRPV's have been carrying Javelin but it is not mounted and only in the portable role although at least one was fired in Anger during the 2nd GW from the vehicle during a particularly heavy contact.
MODERATORS ONLY - Modern (II)
|August 2 2012, 11:09 PM |
are you perhaps thinking Javelin ATGM? I'd be surprised the SASR would be shooting at an air target in GW 2
|August 3 2012, 12:57 AM |