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Flames of War: Team Yankee M48 Chaparral SAM Platoon


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Includes four M48 Chaparral SAM launchers; one unit card & one decal sheet.

The M48 Chaparral is a tried and tested surface- to-air missile (SAM) weapons system that first entered service with the US Army in 1969. This SAM system fires MIM-72G Chaparral missiles (based on the AIM-9 Sidewinder air to-air missile) which use an infra-red seeker to lock on to the hot exhaust of an aircraft.

The system is fired manually by the operator visually tracking the target; aiming the missile in the general direction; and waiting for the missile seekers to lock on to the target.

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