This item is an injection-plastic military vehicle model kit.
Both in Iraq and Afghanistan many patrol vehicles were armed with hand operated weapons mounted on the roof of the vehicle. Even though such weapons were protected by armor plate and bullet proof glass, operators were still vulnerable to sniper fire and the blast from explosive devices. The XM153 CROWS (Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station) was developed to replace these manned weapons. The system allows the operator to stay within the vehicle, sighting and firing the weapon by remote control. A sensor module used to sight the weapon has a video camera, thermal image device and laser range finder. CROWS II can mount a variety of weapons including .50 M2, M240B and M249 machine guns and the MK19 automatic grenade launcher. Since 2004 over 1000 systems have been fitted to the M1114 Humvee, M1A2 Abrams, M1126 Stryker and many MRAP vehicles including Buffalo MRCV's.
About the model
Includes: Plastic Sprues, Photoetch, Waterslide decals, Clear Parts.
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