OKB Chelomey 16KhA Priboy
Brengun has released a few different kits of the OKB Chelomey 16KhA Priboy in several scales. This is the latest version which is in 1/72 scale. This was a Winged missile based on the V-1 German flying bomb. Russia build various designs based on the V-1 from 1945. In 1947 the Russian government ordered this version to be used as air launched missiles and as target drones.
In the box is:
- 1 light grey sprue
- 1 decal sheet
- 1 instruction booklet
The sprue is well molded with very little flash and great detail.
First is the construction of the pulse engines, these did not align very well.
The next stage is the fuselage joins need a little filing and you need to be careful lining it up correctly as there are no alignment pins.
Next it’s on to the attaching the wings, the attachment pins are too large so the holes need to be opened out. The wings also need a little filling once assembled.
Now the tail is assembled, you have a choice to make here depending on which version you want to build as there are four options.
Now you mount the engines.
Last part of assembly is the trolley to move the missile around and was a quick and easy build.
Painting was next and I choose an option with no decals.
This was a very nice and simple kit and was fun to build..
Thanks go to Hauler/Brengun for providing this kit to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them.