Soviet Armoured Aerosan NKL-26
This is Trumpeter’s 1/35 armoured aerosan. The original was made of plywood with a 10mm armour plate to the front only. It had a ring-mounted 7.62 DT machine gun, and was powered by an M11G aircraft engine.
It had a crew of two, and often worked with ski battalions, where ski troops could ride on the vehicle’s four skis or be towed behind.
The kit is wonderfully engineered, with around 140 parts including two small etch frets. The engine alone has about 60 parts and really looks the part.
There’s some basic interior detail, but probably not much more than would have been seen on the actual vehicle. I added a few decal dial faces rather than paint the kit panel; all else is OOB.
This is part of a new diorama I’m working on, and I wasn’t going to post it as an individual Headline project in its own right, but I was amazed at the quality of this little kit and decided to photograph and post the result.
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