More Sherman Hardware from the East

US Medium Tank M4A3(76)W Sherman Zvedda 1/35, Ref. 3676 Zvezda continues their work on the M4 Sherman family with this recently-released M4A3(76)W, offered in their traditional ‘sleeved up’ cardboard box that adequately protects the 322 plastic parts. The box is neatly illustrated with a US Army vehicle. The kit itself is molded in Zvezda’s typicalContinue reading “More Sherman Hardware from the East”

Bombing Mitten

Russian Light Bomber Yak-130 ‘Mitten’ Zvezda 1/48, Ref. 4818 The Yak-130, NATO code-named Mitten, is an advanced trainer aircraft designed to take over the Aero L-29 Delphin and L-39 Albatros. The advanced trainer entered service in 2007, and a combat trainer variant followed in 2009. Current operators include of course Russia, but also Algeria, Lao,Continue reading “Bombing Mitten”

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”

Red Pike

Soviet WWII Shchuka (Shch) Class Submarine Zvezda 1/144, Ref. 9041 The Shchuka- (or Sh-, or even Chrch-) class submarines were medium-sized soviet boats.  111 of them were built in seven different dockyards and were used in anger during WWII.  ‘Shchuka’ means ‘Pike’ in Russian.  Their numbering reflected their area of operation: the 100 Series operatedContinue reading “Red Pike”

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