Le Prieur Rockets

I was happy to see Le Prieur Rockets are now available through Shapeways in 1/144 scale. Suitable for both Shapeways 1/144 aircraft and Wings of War.

These specialized weapons were used against tethered balloon and airships. As tracer and incendiary rounds became available they were used less often.


While not very accurate and only a range of 100 yards (this seems way to close to a burning balloon) these rockets were used successfully by a wide range of aircraft including;

  • Nieuport 11
  • Nieuport 16
  • Nieuport 17
  • SPAD 7
  • SPAD13
  • Sopwith Baby
  • Sopwith Pup
  • Sopwith Camel
  • Farman HF.20
  • Farman HF.21
  • B.E.2
  • B.E.12

I can see me using these with Willy Coppens against the Drachen. It helps that I have a balloon.

IMG_0042Balloon is by Armaments in Miniature – Base is by CorSec Engineering

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