Originally finished in 'winter' camo, I recently repainted this T-50 light tank in a more conventional hue. The model is an old (early 1990s) Red Star resin kit.
The T-50 was intended to replace the T-26 series and featured a number of improvements in running gear and armour layout.
As war neared, however, some clever comrade noticed that it cost nearly as much to produce a T-50 as it did to make one of the new T-34 medium tanks. Which certainly explains why you may not have seen one before!
|I did say it was a light tank - here is the T-50 next to an ArmourfastT-34|
My recently completed batch of 20mm Soviet vehicles included these lorries.
They will probably end up as part of an Army level LOG column.
The fuel tanker is a plastic kit of East European origin while the other lorry is a die cast toy.
Very nice work Tim. It's amazing how huge that T-50 model is in comparison to the T-34, especially for a light tank. In reality, I wonder what the tonnage difference was?
These three vehicles will give Tim 36 points.