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RBT-5 (truly bizarre BT-5 variant)


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Was in a well-stocked hobby store and saw a Russian kit with cover illo so bizarre I thought at first a

science fiction model had been misplaced. Imagine a BT-5 hull with a turret flanked by two Flash Gordon style big rockets in substantial mountings. Thought at first they might be gas dispensers, like some of the late 30s Italian light tanks had, but these tapered to the rear and had highly sculpted fins.

Anyone know anything about this strange armored beastie?

Regards,

John Kettler

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BulletRat and Sergei,

Yes, that's it. The shadowing is so extreme that it's hard to identify turret detail (may be standard, but impossible to tell). If the wikipedia text is credible, this thing may be a kind of Russian Wurfrahmen or an early analog to the Firefly fitted with 60 lb. aircraft rockets. In any case, I figure we're talking massive short range firepower.

Regards,

John Kettler

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