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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.

'' Soviet KV1 ''

by Michael Dady - Nottingham UK

Dear Battlefrontmodels

This is my Heng Long KV1 'Ekranami' (Extra armour) version! It also has metal gears, tracks,
wheels, sprockets and idlers! also a recoiling barrel with an extra
rx18 unit to stop the tank 'kangarooing' when the main gun is fired! as you can see

this model is also fitted with an independant powerful front head light

regards Michael Dady 


 

They have a fine specimen of a KV1 at the Bovington Tank Museum

pop along some time and check it out.

 

DID YOU KNOW

After its defeat in WWI, Germany was forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. Germany

 lost all its overseas empires as well as land to its neighbors, and it was prevented from maintaining a large army.

Most Germans opposed the treaty, and their resentment would eventually undo the settlement, leading to WWII.

'Russian T34/85' 

Sent in by Peter Symonds of Nottingham UK

The T34/85 was one of the greatest tanks in history with a near perfect compromise of speed, protection, reliabilty and fire power andease of production. Its arguably the first true 'universal tank' a single production model equally suited to protect infantry and dealing with enemy armour...It was such a durable design that it remains in active service in over 27 countries. One was recently found submerged in a bog in Estoniafor 56 years it had minimal water damage and the engine started after a few minutes of repair work!

This model has been heavily modified with bedspread armour, a common field modification to protect the tank from Panzerfaust attack. Althiugh totally useless if the warhead exploded (in fact due to the nature of the early shaped charges a stand off explosion would do more damage) such bedspread armourwas very effective  in preventing detonantion as the Faust warhead had a' Piezo electric crystal' which required a hard strike to initiate the detonantion of the warhead properly.

This T34/85 has been painted with the insignia of the 1st Polish army’s 1st Polish Brigade, The heroes of Wasterplatte. This unit had Russian officers but the men were mostly recruited from POW’s captured by Stalin and deported to Siberia when he invaded Eastern Poland in Sept. 1939. After the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact broke down with the start of Barbarrossa they were released and organised into Polish regiments under Soviet command. In combat the unit fought as part of the Belorussian Front and spearheaded the red army’s crossing of the Vistula and Oder rivers.

 

This tank represents one of the many of the Polish T34’2 involved in the final battles around Berlin. The unit saw heavy action in combat about the technical university, Tiergarten & berlin Zoo. The Zoo had been heavily fortified and its Flak towers (so tough they are unchanged since 1945) they were almost indestructible fortresses which held out until May 1st.1945.

 

DID YOU KNOW

 

In WW2 Clairvoyant Helen Duncan conducted a Seance in Portsmouth England a usual event,

as she was a local Clairvoyant in a trance she said that HMS Barman was sunk in the

Atlantic with all 800 hands lost.

This statement was a true at the time as the ship was sunk three months before and was kept

a state secret due to the unstoppable German U Boat threat at that time.

 

This raised eyebrows in London and MI5 started to panic how did she know. A few weeks later

she said that HMS Hood would be destroyed with all hands totalling 1400 sailors, two days later the ship was sunk.

Mrs Duncan was arrested and sent to trial not under the Special Secrets Act of the time but also the

British Witchcraft Act of 1735.

She received nine months in prison not so much for the information about HMS Barman

and HMS Hood but the fact that the Government thought she was such a security

risk and may mention the D Day Landings which were being prepared in secret at the time.

She died in 1956.

'War STuG' 

Sent in by Bob Abson of  Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. UK

 This Torro STuG from Bob has been modified slightly using a Std. BFM STuG Kit to show battle damage to the shurzen it also features a well equiped stowage area at the rear a nicely painted model worthy of any shelf collection.

 

 

M26 'Korean War' 

Sent in by Peter Symonds of Nottingham UK

 This M26 is a change from Peters usual offerings remodelled in Korean Campaign livery with painted teeth and some light stowage items and commander, the same tank was used Vietnam in the 60s.

The Heavy Tank M26 Pershing was an American  heavy tank used in World War II briefly and in the Korean War. It was named after General John Pershing who led the American Expeditionary Force in Europe in World War 1.

Development of the M26 during World War II was prolonged by a number of factors, the most important being opposition to the tank from Army Ground Forces. (AGF). As a result, only the initial 20 M26 (T26E3) tanks deployed to Europe in January 1945 saw combat in World War II. The M26 and its improved derivative, the M26 Paton, both saw more combat in Korea. The M26 was underpowered and mechanically unreliable and so was withdrawn from Korea in 1951, in favor of the M46, which had a more powerful engine. The lineage of the M26 continued with the M47 Paton, and was reflected in the new designs of the later M48 Paton and M60 Paton tanks.

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If you would like a model just like this why not contact  Peter Symonds on

 http://www.precision-panzer.moonfruit.com