Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hale Rocket Launcher

Greetings leadheads,
  I made one of these a couple of years ago...I was just going to change the launch tube but I ended up redoing all of it. The union soldiers feeding the rockets stayed the same. The Hale Rocket Launcher was first used by the New York Light Artillery 24th Independent Battery.

30 comments:

  1. Were they any good as I saw Mythbusters do a show on one I believe?

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  2. Hello Fran...no they were not accurate. Both sides had these but they were rarely used.

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  3. Whether they were good or not, it's a great looking dio!

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  4. Very nice room Captain, I did not know that the rocket was already at this time, thanks for this little course of history
    Cheers

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    1. Thank you Captain...It was actually invented in 1844 by William Hale and used by the British.

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  5. Really nice!Great looking (even if the efficiency is average!)troops!
    Best,
    Phil.

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  6. Very nice and stunning piece. I just watched Jonah Hex last night and this reminds me of the movie. Best, Dean

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  7. Very cool Capt! I'm going to have to make one of those now! Great stuff!

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  8. Great looking rocket, reminds me of "Lock n load".

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  9. What a great bit of scratch building, lovely job Sir.

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  10. outstanding as ever Captain, you may yet tempt me to commit to a civil war project.

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  11. Nice piece of modeling, Capt. The artillery piece is a scratchbuild isn't it? I think I see a lock-nut up at the top of the launch tube support.

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  12. Hi jay...thanks, and yes its scratch built...aluminum and wood

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