It’s a FROG, but not as you know it

The Soviet BAZ 135 Transporter-Erector-Launcher built by Marcin Witkiewicz (Nexus 7.1) ticks many boxes I like: it’s a truck, it’s military and it carries a ballistic missile on its back. The missile, coincidently, appears to be the type known to NATO as the FROG-7, for Free Rocket Over Ground. It was exported to dictatorships all over the world.
There may be a few modified parts on the front, but don’t let that distract you. The chunky tyres are a nice match for the ones on the real vehicle, the detail is excellent and, most impressively, Marcin has managed to capture the slightly oddball styling typical of Soviet military trucks.

6 comments on “It’s a FROG, but not as you know it

  1. Ralph Post author

    The other ‘brothers’ and I discussed it yesterday. The bits beside the headlights look as though they are cut from the bits that are used to hold railway tracks together and the door handles look like bits of sprue that hold minifig daggers/ knives together and I am not at all clear on how the brackets that hold the A-pillars to the roof are attached to it. Regardless, this is a cool model.

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