On to Berlin!
Adding to Maxim Bylkin’ “theme” I dredged up this old biscuit. It’s a 1/72 Dragon T-34-85 with “bedspring” armor. The bedsprings were actually metal grids with brackets welded up as early stand-off armor, to defeat Panzerfausts, the terror of urban close-in fighting. This widely disributed one shot anti-tank rocket was in the hands of many German defenders, and caused countless casualties among the Russian tanks. How well the “bedsprings” worked is not documented.
The photoetched bedsprings were glued on with white glue when the CA I was using drove me crazy. Pigments from AK’s “urban Combat” set are smeared all over for that “rubble” look.
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