SA-2

SA-2 Surface-to-Air Missile – Manufacturer: Trumpeter Kit#206  –  Scale: 1/35
Markings: North Vietnamese – Build Date – August 2014 – Model by Clayton Ockerby

A brief history...

SA2 MissileDeveloped in the 50s, SA-2 was the first effective Soviet surface-to-air missile. The missile caught the attention of the West when it was used it to shoot down Gary Powers’ U-2 over the USSR in 1960.

The Soviets began exporting it to many countries worldwide in 1960, with many remaining in use into the 21st century.

North Vietnam began receiving SA-2s in the spring of 1965 and with Soviet help, they built several camouflaged sites, regularly moving SA-2s and their equipment among them.

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