Robot-like SPG

2S35 “Koalitiya-SV” Russian 152mm Self-propelled Howitzer Zvezda 1/72, Ref. 5055 The 2S35 « Koalitiya-SV » is the most recent artillery system in the Russian army. This self-propelled howitzer was designed at the Burevestnik Central Scientific Research Institute and was officially presented for the first time at the 2015 Victory Day Parade in Moscow. It is designed toContinue reading “Robot-like SPG”

New Potez Feathers, Part.2

Potez 25 Europe & America Azur/Frrom 1/72, Ref. FROX03 Azur/Frrom have kindly sent us samples of their forthcoming decal releases, two 1/72 sheets destined to grace the lovely Potez 25 kits released during 2019, and later re-issued under the Special Hobby label. It’s time to have a look at sheet FROX03 Potez 25 Africa &Continue reading “New Potez Feathers, Part.2”

Grrrrr..!

Russian Launch Vehicle S-400 « Triumf » SA-21 Growler Zvezda 1/72, Ref. 5068 The S-400 Triumf, NATO-coded SA-21 Growler, is a medium to long-range anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapon system that entered service in Russia during 2007.  The system includes a command centre vehicle, radar-carrying vehicles that are linked to several launchers. It is the missile-launcher vehicle thatContinue reading “Grrrrr..!”

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”

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