Heavy Paper Projects

British Nuffield Assault Tank A.T.4 OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref.72094 British Nuffield Assault Tank A.T.10 OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref.72096 Nuffield Mechanization and Aero was the brainchild of Lord Nuffield who was deeply involved in the development and mechanisation of the British army and the ‘ground’ section of the RAF. The Crusader cruiser tank was one ofContinue reading “Heavy Paper Projects”

The (almost) Missing Link

Soviet Medium Tank T-44 OKB Grigorov 1/72, Ref. 72097 The T-44 was developped during the Second World War to replace the T-34, but despite its better characteristics, it was felt that producing a new vehicle would disrupt the output of the earlier tank and subsequently only a couple of thousand were produced between 1944 andContinue reading “The (almost) Missing Link”

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”

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