Background of the Avenger AN/TWQ-1 HMMWV
The Avenger is a mobile, short-range anti-aircraft system mounted on the M998 and M1097 HMMWV chassis. Its primary purpose is to provide mobile protection against cruise missiles, helicopters and low-flying fixed wing aircraft. It is armed with Stinger ground-to-air missiles plus a coaxial .50 cal M3P Machine Gun for secondary armament. The Avenger is equipped with built-in infra-red tracking system and laser range-finder, but can also be subordinated to fire on cue from the Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (FAAD C3I) system. The Avenger was first deployed during Operation Desert Storm and has subsequently been used by US forces in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. More than 1000 Avengers have been built since the late 1980's and several variants have been developed leading up to the modern day.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom Lego® kit
The Avenger AN/TWQ-1 HMMWV has the following features:
- Fully rotating main turret and posable missile pods
- Two opening doors for the humvee and easy access to the crew compartments
- One genuine LEGO® minifig with accessories from BrickArms®
- Includes 290 LEGO®, BrickArms® elements
- 1/35 scale matches other Brickmania models
- The over-all color scheme of this model is dark gray
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
This Brickmania model kit is made from genuine unused LEGO, Brickmania and BrickArms elements and is shipped disassembled with full-color printed building instructions, and is packaged in a sealed box. All Brickmania building kits are limited production and may be discontinued at any time.