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published 2019-07-29
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Т-28 tank with conical turret

Andrej Alekseev
aka Kamchatka
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   Some historic photos of rare version of T-28 soviet medium tank, the one that Trumpeter made as kit #07150 "Soviet T-28 Medium tank (riveted)". It`s not usual late model T-28 with riveted (actually, mixed) construction of body! It (suddenly!) has conical turret with L-10 gun!
   Books say, that this version is very rare, some about 13 was build in 1939-1940.
   So i try to find some photos of prototype, to add correct paintings and markings to the model.
   Only nine photos i find!
   Compare it to the hundreds of photos of "usual" T-28 :(
   3 ones depicts pre-war tanks on the Revolution Day Parade (I suppose, Leningrad, november of 1940), and 6 another are of abandoned and heavyly damaged tanks at war. 5 shots of "tank in field", and one of abandoned "tank at the village street".
   So I resume, that tanks of this rare modification was probably only painted green, and have no numbers, markings, red stars or so.
   And, of course, here is some fotos of complete model as it is. I made it and I enjoy it!

The most common photo

The most common photo

The same tank, the same place, just another point of view

The same tank, the same place, just another point of view

Our heroes are at the backend

Our heroes are at the backend

Same photo, note the arrows

Same photo, note the arrows

Downed hero

Downed hero

Another point of view

Another point of view

Maybe, a little bit earlier. The same one.

Maybe, a little bit earlier. The same one.

Maybe, the earliest photo of this guy. Note the gun and turret position.

Maybe, the earliest photo of this guy. Note the gun and turret position.

  View from the back. Note the complete left idler.

View from the back. Note the complete left idler.

Another guy (I think). Different place, different damage. Different details.

Another guy (I think). Different place, different damage. Different details.

 

Note the difference by size! T-34 was smaller, but has substantially thicker armor and more powerful gun!

Note the difference by size! T-34 was smaller, but has substantially thicker armor and more powerful gun!