Sunday, September 1, 2013

From Chechnya, with love

A few months ago I picked up a Cromwell Models' BMP-T kit, a real tasty bit of hardware.

The BMP-T is the outcome of Russian experiences in MOUT from theatres like Chechnya. Grozny showcased the need for a heavily armed IFV capable of delivering sustained volumes of large-calibre fire along high trajectories, something a traditional tank simply was incapable of.

The BMP-T melds a heavily protected T-72 hull with twin 30mm autocanons, 4 ATGMs, a PK machinegun and two hull-mounted automatic grenade launchers. Its also decked out in third generation 'Kaktus' reactive armor.

As far as we know, this remains yet another Russian benchmark platform, with only a few models actually produced. Given the drawing down of the Russian MOD, its unlikely that the BMP-T will reach mass production, but for the purposes of a hypothetic NATO/CIS conflict in Syria, who cares?

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11 comments:

  1. A fine looking AFV, almost a scifi look to it

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  2. FIZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Sweet JEEBUZZ Fizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    You have really out done yourself on that beauty, weathering is perfect!!!

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  3. We do indeed miss you.

    That is one very cool looking tank.

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  4. Haha, thanks guys, my WAU days are behind me though, just too depressing a place.

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  5. That is one amazing looking vehicle. I wish I could get some of these cromwell kits.

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  6. WOW, thats amazing.

    What a beast. Really nice work

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  7. Hmm, just like flak guns were used in WW2.

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  8. Just outstanding! Great work.

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  9. That is one sweet looking beastie!

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  10. That is so freakin' cool! Great paint job! And Cromwell stuff is really nice.

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