After rows and rows of smaller military vehicles, a colorfully dressed crowd comes into view, they cheer enthusiastically on cue. As the camera pans, a giant missile moves into the frame, carried on a portable launch carrier with a large number of wheels. Kim Jong-un has just unveiled his new giant mobile missile, the Hwasong-16.

The authenticity of these missiles has been questioned by weapons experts, which see it as a parade of intimidation theatrics. Battles are fought through missile tests, parades, and TV cameras — as Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) prevents anyone from actually firing them. Propaganda may deter wars from happening, if the other side is persuaded by a masterfully created illusion.

International media declare the Hwasong-16 to be “the world’s biggest mobile ICBM”, setting the stage for a competition that the world has been unaware of… the competition for the biggest  mobile missile. But to create missiles you need an army, a country and disposable income. Or do you?

To enter this competition, Jippe Liefbroer has created an even bigger mobile missile, 31 meters long and 2.6 meters in diameter, to be precise. The work is presented in two locations. One for the physical missile and another where the missile can be experienced as a livestream, completing the illusion of a functional missile.