Too Innovative Soviet Armour

Soviet Medium Tank T-43 mod.1943 OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72095 Designed from 1942 as a successor to the KV-1 and T-34(/76), the T-43 introduced amongst other things better armour, a larger three-man turret and a torsion beam suspension.  Meant to be superior, in terms of mobility and protection, to the newly introduced 75mm KwK 40Continue reading “Too Innovative Soviet Armour”

Would-be Tank Hunters

Soviet self-propelled anti-tank gun SU-101/102, late configuration OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72081 The Uralmash-1 was a self-propelled anti-tank weapon developed during the later part of World War II, with the chassis of the T-44 as a base and meant to replace the SU-100 that had just entered service in the Soviet army.  Two prototypes, with different armament were builtContinue reading “Would-be Tank Hunters”

More British Heavy Armour

British Nuffield Assault Tank A.T.9 OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72095 OKB Grigorov are intent on providing us with the 18 Nuffield Mechanizations and Aero Limited proposals for a ‘heavy’cruiser tank to replace their own Cruiser Mk.IV back in the late 1930s.  This is the sixth variant thus kitted here in 1/72 by the prolific BulgarianContinue reading “More British Heavy Armour”

Dead-ended Panther

German Medium Tank VK. 3002 (DB) with suspension type II OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72086 What an awkward surprise for the Germans to face the unexpected T34/76 during the Barbarossa’s invasion of the Soviet Union in spring 1941. Pretty rapidly, in November 1941, the Heereswaffenamt outlined specifications for a whole new 30-35 tons class tankContinue reading “Dead-ended Panther”

Feline-footed T-34

Wheels for T-34, adapted Panther wheels type 1 OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. S72457 Photographic evidence shows that Panther roadwheels were fitted to some Soviet T-34/76s, T-34/85s and SU-85s, possibly as an expedient before proper repair could be carried out.  They were usually fitted to stations 2 and 4, probably because they were weaker by designContinue reading “Feline-footed T-34”

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