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HobbyBoss 1:35 Russian T-50 Infantry Tank


The T-50 was a Soviet light tank developed in 1939 for the needs of the Red Army. After the Spanish Civil War it became obvious that the Soviet tank fleet consisted mostly of modified versions of foreign vehicles required an upgrade. The T-50 was planned to replace the T-26 light infantry tank which was a Soviet redesign of the British Vickers Mark E.

The production of the T-50 began shortly after the German attack on the USSR in June 1941. A torsion-spring suspension, a diesel engine, and a good slope of armour made the tank one of the most advanced Soviet designs of that time. One more advantage of the T-50 was a commander's cupola used in Soviet tanks for the first time (instead of panoramic periscopes). Similar to Soviet medium and heavy tanks, the T-50 also had a three-man turret.

However, despite of its remarkable design, the T-50 never entered mass-production due to a number of technical problems. One of the problems was the tank's new diesel engine which was proved unreliable and expensive to produce. Only 69 units of the T-50 were completed. Later the Red Army rejected the concept of light infantry tanks replacing them with cheaper SU-76 self-propelled guns and more efficient T-34 medium tanks.

Several T-50 tanks saw action on the Leningrad front. One unit was taken over by Finnish troops and now is displayed in Finland. 

Item No: 83827
Item Name: Russian T-50 Infantry Tank
Scale: 1:35
Item Type: Static kit
Model Dimension: Length 149mm, Width: 70mm
Total Plastic Parts: 700+
Total Sprues: 16 sprues, lower hull, upper hull and turret
Photo Etched Parts: 1
Release Date:  2015-04

- The kit consists of over 700 parts
- Multi-directional slide molded turret & lower hull
- Photo-etched parts included
- 256 individual tracks links

Collections: All, Soviet, Vehicles, WWII

Category: HobbyBoss Tanks

Type: Tanks

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