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Dinky 666 Missile Erector Vehicle with Corporal Missile and Launching Platform

Dinky 666 Missile Erector Vehicle with Corporal Missile and Launching Platform

Ref: 34820

NEW ARRIVAL  
Good, Box Fair

Price: 84.50


This striking and unusual vehicle was modelled by both Dinky and Corgi, but while the Corgi version was arguably better engineered, the Dinky version has a missile that can actually be fired!

In military olive drab with silver headlights and Royal Artillery markings front and rear. The twin cabs have clear glazing, and one of them has a driver figure. A handle at the rear may be turned to erect the missile - this one is the version with plastic gears. The missile is held onto the cradle by two spring-loaded clamps and can slide up and down so that it can be lowered onto the launching platform. Once clicked into place, the missile can be launched by moving a metal slider at the rear of the platform. The platform, which may be towed behind the erector vehicle, has four stabiliser feet that can be raised and locked into position for transport. All wheels are metal with black treaded tyres.

This example is in good condition with only a few paint chips here and there and heavier paint loss around the towing eye. The erector mechanism works well. The rocket is not quite as good; the rubber nose cone has deteriorated with age, and some of the markings have worn away. The firing mechanism has some wear and is a bit temperamental, so needs the rocket to be rotated to the optimum position on the launcher to trigger. Be careful, it has a very powerful spring! The model comes in its original Supertoys box; there is one internal packing piece missing and there is some staining on the lid where it has been exposed to damp at some point.

Blue and white lidded Supertoys box with one packing piece.

Length inc. trailer: 307mm.
Approx Years: 1959 - 1964
Condition: Good, Box Fair
Shipping Weight: 681g

666 Missile Erector Vehicle with Corporal Missile and Launching Platform



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