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.

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

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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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