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The following Photographs have been donated by Battlefrontmodels Customers they range from basic customised RC tanks to heavily modified models, if you would like to submit a project to the Tank Gallery please email us at the Battlefront HQ for details.
T32/76 Special Build
sent in by
Peter Symonds of Nottingham, England.
This model T34/76 was the standard WSN RC T34/85 hull with 600 parts from the trumpeter T34/76 1942 static kit grafted onto the top. Its still got the sound of the original RC T34 and still drives but the gun is obviously inert and the turret is no longer motorised. I could have grafted the turret rotation unit onto it but the /85 has a larger turret ring and you'd have been able to see mechanism through the top hatch so I decided that absolute accuracy counted more than RC function for this one. The two tanks share a lot of features such as identical suspension and drive sprockets so it was easy to put the wheels from the '76 onto the '85 hull.
The insignia is of the 24th tank corps T34/76 which was part of 1st guards army. They provided the main thrust of the armour during operation Uranus which cut off the 6th army in Stalingrad. Funnily enough the T34 and my PzIII are exact counterparts.... 24th tank virtually totally destroyed 24th panzer div. The SU-100 and jagd are similar adversaries. Both are Budapest veterans.
If you would like a model like this email Peter on http://www.precision-panzer.moonfruit.com/
DID YOU KNOW
In 1942 the Russian tank factories used large numbers of small children on the assembley
lines as they were cheap labour and could work in very tight places inside the tanks.
DID YOU KNOW
The Stalingrad seige was called by the Germans "The Rat War" this was because of two reasons, firstly was that both sides lived underground most of the time safe from the death and severe cold above and secondly was that the Rats were so short of food that they ate everything, including the wiring in the German tanks thus rendering them inoperable.
Pz. III Model J3
More Winter-Fest Panzers from Peter Symonds of Nottingham.
If you would like a PzIII J3 just like this why not contact Peter