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1:32 British RP-3 (Rocket Projectile 3 inch) Set of 4

$16.59 $23.16
SKU: 0145
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  1. Item(s) is/are LCD-based SLA printed using UV cured resin and will be shipped unpainted and with 3D print supports attached.
  2. All items receive a 20 min wash cycle with 2 ten-minute sonic wash cycles followed by a 2-to-8-minute cure. 
  3. Item can be primed with acrylic, lacquer or enamel type paint. Lightly sand and/or prime any horizontal striations due to the printing process.
  4. Remove supports starting from the tip down and start by freeing those supports connected to small and fragile details.
  5. Recommend using CA for attaching item to model or filling any imperfections.
  6. Item(s) will have features that are brittle or extremely delicate and prone to breaking if not properly handled.
  7. 3D print support configurations may be different than the ones in the photos if applicable.
  8. Photos may include the CAD rendered file used for printing to highlight details that do not stand out well in regular photos.
  9. Not intended for small children due to choking hazard and should only be purchased by experienced modelers due fine details and printer support removal.
  10. The number of items in your order is calculated by multiplying the quantity you selected by the number of items per set if applicable.
  11. The small holes on the print are necessary to drain the hollow parts of the item of leftover resin.  Fill hole with CA and sand. 

The RP-3 (from Rocket Projectile 3 inch) was a British air to ground rocket projectile introduced during the Second World War. The "3 inch" designation referred to the nominal diameter of the rocket motor tube. The use of a 60-pound (27 kg) warhead gave rise to the alternative name of the "60-pound rocket". Though primarily an air-to-ground weapon, it saw limited use in other roles. They were generally used by British fighter-bomber aircraft against targets such as tanks, trains, motor transport and buildings, as well as by Coastal Command and Royal Navy aircraft against U-boats and ships.

Use continued post-war, with the last known major operational use being during the Aden Emergency in 1964, where Hawker Hunters flew 642 sorties and fired 2,508 RP-3s in support of Radforce. Use continued until the withdrawal from Aden in November 1967, at which point the RP-3 was withdrawn from service in favour of the newer SNEB. Concerned about the possibility of shipboard radar setting off the SNEB's electrical ignition, the Royal Navy replaced their RP-3s with a new design, sometimes known as the 2-inch RP.  RP-3 - Wikipedia