This book describes the colors and markings applied to the T-34-85. It served in huge numbers with the Soviet Army and its allies. All of its major users are beautifully illustrated with incredible artwork including the color profiles. The period photographs are clear and in focus exposing the modeler to the harsh conditions of war. A total of more than 35,000 T-34-85s were produced in several variants from different factories. The museum walk around photos points out the differing turrets and chassis from their respective factories. This book is a must have as it covers; unit/ tactical markings, air recognition details, captured enemy markings and even individual names and insignias.
The book is a glossy soft cover featuring a hearty cord & gum binding measuring 8.5 x 11 with 120 pages and 120 illustrations.
Table of Contents
- Design and Development
- Special duty vehicles
- Operational use 1944-1945
- Camouflage and Markings
- Tactical Markings
- T-34-85 tanks produced by Plant No. 183 in Nizhny Tagil
- T-34-85 built by Plant No.112 in Gorki
- T-34-85 (from plant No.112 with eight section turret)
- T-34-85 ( from plant No.112 with so-called 2nd version turret)
- T-34-85 tanks built by Plant No.112 with mushroom type turrets
- T-34-85 produced by No.174 plant in Omsk with “etalon” turret type
- Details of the interior of a T-34-85 tank (from Plant No.183)
- Section of a T-34-85 tank (from Plant No. 183 with very atypical gun yoke)
So, What’s out there?
Lets me just say there’s an unlimited endless supply of kits, seriously it’s really a-lot, plus tons of aftermarket stuff and covering all of the scales;
- 1/16, 1/35, 1/48, 1/72, 1/76, 1/87 and 1/120
Kits Manufactured by
Academy, Ace Corporation, AER Moldova, AFV Club, Airfix, Alanger, Ark Model, Armourfast, Bilek, Cyber Hobby, Ding Hoa Hobby, Dragon, Eastern Express, Fujimi, Hauler, Hobby Boss, Italieri, Micro Scale Design, Maquette, Military Wheels, Modellist, Parc Models, Pegasus Hobbies, Platz, Revell, SDV Model, Tamiya, Toga, Trumpeter, UM Models and Zvezda.
The Bottom Line
This book is a must have for the T-35-85 modeler. I Highly recommend it to anyone wanting a illustrated study of this interesting subject. I would like to thank; IPMS, Casemate and Mushroom Model Publishing for the opportunity to present this fine book.