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M65 280mm Atomic Cannon Atomic Annie
M65 280mm Atomic Cannon Atomic Annie

model:63522

The proportional model:1:35

Browse the number:2672

introduceparameters

The M65 Atomic Cannon, often called Atomic Annie, was a towed artillery piece built by the United States and capable of firing a nuclear device. It was developed in the early 1950s, at the beginning of the Cold War, and fielded by 1953 in Europe and Korea.

The cannon was transported by two specially designed tractors, both capable of independent steering in the manner of some extra-long fire engines. Each of the tractors was rated at 375 hp, and the somewhat awkward combination could achieve speeds of 35 miles an hour and negotiate right angle turns on 28 ft wide, paved or packed roads. The artillery piece could be unlimbered in 15 minutes, then returned to traveling configuration in another 15 minutes.

On May 25, 1953 at 8:30am, the Atomic Cannon was tested at Nevada Test Site (specifically Frenchman Flat) as part of the Upshot-Knothole series of nuclear tests. The test — codenamed Grable — was attended by then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Arthur W. Radford and Secretary of Defense Charles Erwin Wilson; it resulted in the successful detonation of a 15 kt shell (W9 warhead) at a range of 7 miles. This was the first and only nuclear shell to be fired from a cannon (the Little Feller 1 test shot of an M388 used a Davy Crockett Weapon System which was a recoilless smooth bore gun firing the warhead mounted on the end of a spigot inserted in the barrel of the weapon.)

Item No     63522
Item Name     M65 280mm Atomic Cannon Atomic Annie
Bar Code     9580208635224
Scale     1:35
Item Type     Plastic Model Armor Kit
Model Brief     Length: 738.9mm   Width: 101.2mm   
Total Parts     1000+
Metal Parts     n/a
Photo Etched Parts     2 pcs 
Film Parts     n/a
Resin Parts     n/a
Total Sprues     18 sprues , cab and  tires
Released Date     2019-10
More Features     >  Detailed multi-directional slide-molded cab.
>  Full drive train assembly complete with engine transmission, differential  housing and suspension units.
>  The main tires are hollow rubber with very good tread pattern included as well as sidewall det