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Not So Honest John Rocket Launcher . Mobile Rocket Launcher with Support Vehicle . This MOC was inspired by a toy that I was handed down from my cousin back when I was a small boy. It was a Dinky toy truck that I was led to believe, by my cousin, was a “match stick” rocket launcher. I’ve now handed it down to my boys and it still fires match sticks with the original mechanism even though it does look a bit worse for wear. I decided to build a Lego version so I thought I’d do a bit of research on the original toy. I found out that this toy originally came with a plastic rocket and was based on an Honest John Rocket Launcher from the 1950s. My version fires rockets made from a technic axle and a space cone piece. The firing mechanism is a bit powerful and I have to supervise my kids when playing with it, I really don’t wish to explain this at A&E. This has working steering which is controlled by the steering wheel on the rear of the truck. Opening doors (both sides). Flip down windscreen. Opening hinged bonnet to reveal the engine. A steering wheel on the side operates a rack and pinion to elevate the rocket launcher. The black block with the guage on it rests against the small cog to lock the rocket launcher in it's elevated position. The grey cylinder is used to rotate the launcher (it can rotate a full 360 degrees) and the stabiliser legs are just there for show (there's one on the other side too). The Firing Mechanism. It is basically a technic elastic band with a few other things thrown in. The blue peg #1 is pulled down away from the base of the rocket to put tension on the elastic band. The firing mechanism is then locked in place by the grey rod #3 pressing down into hole #2. The grey rod is held down by another elastic band. To fire the rocket simply press down on the lever #4 and the mechanism is released. When I finished building the rocket launcher I felt it needed a support vehicle to carry spare missiles. The support vehicle I built is loosely based on a British Army Leyland truck. It doesn’t really match with the missile launcher in terms of era but I just thought it would be a fun addition. This has steering too. With drop down sides (both sides and rear tailgate) The black cylinder controls the steering. What a time to want to sneeze! Thanks for looking and I hoped you enjoyed it. As always please feel free to comment and rate.

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