Prepare for Doomsday with ECX's Latest Barrage Model

By: Tim Gluth

I've had my eye on the ECX Barrage since it was announced late last year. For the price, it could be a great entry-level scale, trail rig for those looking to get into the great outdoors and enjoy the hobby. The Barrage is not only an entry-level rig for R/C enthusiasts, but it was the first foray into scale-type radio-controlled rigs for ECX as well.

Now, a second version of the Barrage has been unveiled, and it's nothing like the original. The Barrage Doomsday shares the same scale as it's cousin (1/12) but features a slightly larger motor (390 brushed vs 370 brushed). And the differences don't stop there.

ECX Barrage Doomsday

The body and wheels of the Barrage Doomsday make this trail truck look like a post-apocalyptic monster truck rather than a trail-ready off-road vehicle. That said, the styling of the body and the visual accents which have been applied to it (large, swooping exhaust pipes, front-mounted cow-catcher, exposed engine, and burly tires) make this machine stand out in a crowd.

From the brief action video which ECX has released, it's still a classic scale, trail truck, although the look may not match. A four-link suspension and ladder-frame chassis, hallmarks of many mainstream R/C scalers, can be found under the body of the Barrage Doomsday.

ECX Barrage Doomsday Specs:

  • Type: Rock Crawler
  • Scale: 1/12
  • Length: 16.4in (417mm)
  • Width: 7.7in (196mm)
  • Height: 8.5in (216mm)
  • Ground Clearance: 2.25in (57mm)
  • Wheelbase: 9.9in (252mm)
  • Weight: 2.8lb (1.3kg)
  • Chassis: Steel Ladder Frame
  • Suspension: Solid Axle 4-Link
  • Drivetrain: 4WD
  • Tire Type: Soft, Falken AT3W All Terrain
  • Motor or Engine: Brushed 390
  • Speed Control: Included
  • Radio: ECX 2.4GHz 2-Channel
  • Servos: Included
  • Batteries: Dynamite 900mAh 6-cell NiMH
  • Charger: NiMH Wallwart
  • Gear Pitch: 48
  • Wheel Size: 1.9in (49mm)
  • Diameter, 1.1in (27mm) Width
  • Kit/RTR: RTR
  • Shock Type: 3 in (75mm) plastic body
  • Body: Painted
  • Ball Bearings: Complete
  • Experience Level: Beginner
  • Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
  • Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour

ECX Barrage Doomsday - Rear

Priced at $199.99, the Barrage Doomsday costs slightly more than the original ECX Barrage ($189.99). For that little bit extra, you're getting a uniquely styled body, slightly larger motor, and wider, monster truck-style tires and wheels. Not a bad trade-off for an additional ten-spot.

Learn more about the ECX Barrage Doomsday at

Image credit: ECX

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