Monday, 3 December 2012

Bolt Action Skoda 38 (t)






It is sometimes forgotten how important Czech equipment was to the 3rd Reich's war effort, especially in the 'Blitzkrieg years'. If Hitler had only been stopped earlier...

This is the Bolt Action 28 mil Pz 38(t), the t meaning tschechisch or Czech.

In northern Russia in 1941, the crews of these light tanks went up against T34s and KVs, an unattractive proposition. But then, Russian tank design made everyone else's AFVs obsolete so the Pz 38 (t)s and 35(t)s were in good company.

Another nice kit in light 'soft' GW-type resin.

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    1. Thanks Styx. My house if full of tanks.

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  2. It is sometimes forgotten how important Czech equipment was to the 3rd Reich's war effort...

    A lot of Germany's allies aside from the benighted Italians get short shrift. You especially see this in computer strategy games set during WWII...

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    1. Italian mountain troops were among the best in the world.

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  3. Great work on the tank there and I thinking of getting one for my BUF in VBCW

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    1. Dear PK
      Entirely suitable!This was a classic 1930s light battle tank. State of the art in '38.

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