Modelist Constructor Magazine
No. 4/99 T-34/85
No. 1/2000 T-34 SP Vehicles

 

S u m m a r y

Publishers’ Details:

Unknown but available through NKR Models

Contents and Media:

(4/99) 36 black and white photographs, 4 full 1/35-scale plans, 16 sketch drawings, 13 colour plates

Price:

Around 3-50

Review Type:

Magazine FirstLook

Advantages:

Excellent pictures; bi-lingual picture captions

Disadvantages:

Main text in Russian only

Recommendation:

Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Ian Sadler

 

F i r s t R e a d

 

Issue 4/99

By now you should be familiar with this published style, so to save time I will simply list the items it contains.

36 black and white photographs, 4 full 1/35-scale plans, 16 sketch drawings of internal and external differences in the various T34/85's. Some are taken from the Tec manual on the T34 series.

It has also 13 colour illustrations.

This magazine aims to bring the story of the T34/85 right up to gate with the very latest conflict photographs in Kosovo. It has many new photographs taken from combat stills and covers the period from the end of WW2 up to yesterday.

This issue includes a full set of plans for the Bulgarian T34/85, which I know was only built as an unarmoured mock up. Only the lower chassis was operative, the rest of the turret and gun are mild steel and none functional. No internals were fitted.

In conclusion, if you want to complete another gap in the history of the post war service of the T34/85 then this book is for you.

However, once again I wish the publishers would seriously think about publishing the full text in English.

It deserves a place on every Russian Armour enthusiast reference self.

Highly recommended.

 

Issue 1/2000

41 black and white photographs, 4 full 1/35-scale plans, 13 sketch drawings of internal and external differences in the various T34 SP's. Some are taken from the Tec manual on the T34 series. It has also 11 colour illustrations mainly side view.

This magazine aims to bring the story of the T34 SP's right up to date with the very latest conflict photographs in Kosovo.

It has many new photographs taken from combat stills and covers the period from the end of WW2 up to the Middle East Wars of 1973

The plans are for the following Tanks, SU 122, SU 85, SU 100, and SUI 100.

In conclusion, if you want to complete an other gap in the history of the post war service of the T34/85 then this book is for you.

For any model maker who wished to scratch build a full interior then this book is a must. You cannot go wrong as all the details are provided for you. I can vouch for the details on the Egyptian number plate as I have a similar a similar vehicle used in Syria.

Highly recommended.

 

 


Review Copyright 2000 by Ian Sadler
Page Created 18 May, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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