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Mobile Atomic Cannon


Mobile Atomic Cannon
Perhaps thee holy grail of all TimMee military toys is the #303 Mobile Atomic Cannon. It was introduced to the toy industry by John Baumgartner in the summer of 1962 and was featured at the New York Toy Fair the following year. The window display boxed set included twelve rockets with Atomic war-heads, 12 60mm U.S. soldiers and one American flag and stand. It could fire six rockets one at a time or in a rapid fire succession from the elevating barrel using the nylon lever located just below the rear of the 360° rotating turret. The rocket themselves were fed through a magazine atop the turret. The chassis rested on four metal axles, each with two rubber tires on each side for a total of 16. The production run only lasted about a year; which may have been due to either high manufacturing costs and/or lackluster sales. Because of this, the Mobile Atomic Cannon can fetch some very lofty prices, if you're lucky enough to find one. The original retail price was only $2.98. 

All photos courtesy of Ebay
turret profile

rear profile

Undercarriage

Display box window

Trade Ad  (c.1963)

Quick Facts
Manufacturer: Tim Mee Toys
Item Number: 303

Production: 1964
Dimensions: 11" L x 5" W x 7" H 

Scale: 1/24
Colors: army green


2 comments:

Payne Opdyke said...

I think its safe to say that we'll never see a reissue of this fine set.

TimMee Army said...

Pretty much. Although the whereabouts of the the MAC tooling is unknown...if it still exists at all.