Soviet Aerosan Rf-8 / Gaz-98 1/6 Dragon

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Because of the harsh winters in the Soviet Union, the country developed and produced many aerosans – a kind of motorized sled – for military purposes. The advantage of these vehicles was that they could cross deep snow-covered ground or frozen lakes and rivers, although they weren’t particularly maneuverable in tight confines. Gorki Narkorechflota developed the small and unarmored RF-8/GAZ-98 aerosan; production commenced in 1942 and about 2,000 were eventually made. Built of aviation plywood, it was powered by a 50hp GAZ-M1 truck engine and featured a 2.35m-diameter metal propeller. The commander/gunner sat in the front of the cockpit with a 7.62mm DT machine gun, while the driver/mechanic sat immediately behind him. The RF-8/GAZ-98 had a top speed of 50km/h.


Product Details:

Scale: 1/6

Skill Level: 3

Series: 1/6 Military

Features: Molded in grey

- Independent coil spring suspension on all four skis

- Headlight mounted on front with clear lens

- Seats provided for driver and commander/gunner

- Accurate engine housing and hull

- Two-man cockpit with steering wheels and clear windscreen

- Authentic propeller with cross-section and guardrails

- Realistic hull with look of original aviation plywood construction

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