The RF-8 was an aerosan (aerosani or aerosled) used by the Soviet Union during the Winter War and the Second World War. Military use of the aerosani goes back to at least the 1920s. During the 193940 Winter War against Finland, some were equipped with a machine-gun ring mount on the roof. The aerosanis were initially used for transport, liaison, and medical evacuation in deep snow, and mostly used in open country and on frozen lakes and rivers. During WWII, aerosanis were found to be useful for reconnaissance and light raiding in northern areas, thanks to their high mobility in deep snow.
Pictured here is Dragon's 13th Anniversary Figure: a 1:6 scale Red Army LMG Gunner, "Igor Ivanovich Bazarov", with an Aerosan RF-8, then deployed to the Ukrainian Front during 1943. Due to its size and cost to ship, this item is not eligible for free UPS ground shipping. Special Order!
Length: 22 inches
Width: 10 inches
Height: 10" to 12"
Release Date: January 2013