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BT-7 (model 1937) build – Part 1:Introduction

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The vehicle

BT-7 (Wikipedia)

The last of the BT (“Bystrokhodny tank“) series of fast cavalry tanks produced in the USSR in the 1930s [1] [2] [3]. Yes, it is easy now to recognize their faults – flat sides, small tracks, shot traps at the front and a puny gun (45 mm). However, it is notable for being the ancestor of the T-34 (it used the same type of suspension), so earns its place in history that way  I guess.

The kit

tamiya_bt7_model_1937_box_400

Tamiya 1/35 kit [4].

References

1. http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/soviet/soviet_BT-7.php
2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BT-7
3. http://www.net-maquettes.com/pictures/char-rapide-bt-7-walk/
4. http://www.missing-lynx.com/reviews/russia/tamiya35327reviewlp_1.html

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