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    Post  iCocker on Tue May 04, 2010 8:53 pm

    Anyone can help me with any interior shots of the turret area for the Soviet BT7 fast tanks ... I have some upper parts shots but would like to find better views of what's underneath the breech area ...

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    Post  alexbb on Tue May 04, 2010 11:10 pm

    when u say early bt7 i presume its the 45mm armed version. very little info available maybe these will help

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    Post  Guest on Tue May 04, 2010 11:14 pm

    Is that the engine in the background of the 3rd picture???
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    Post  alexbb on Tue May 04, 2010 11:17 pm

    J.Fenech wrote:Is that the engine in the background of the 3rd picture???
    yes it is but in reality there would have been a bulkhead which has been removed for detail

    some more gun detail

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    Post  Guest on Tue May 04, 2010 11:20 pm

    thought so, but given the simplicity of the interior i half expected that the engine would have been exposed to the crew compartment with all the side effects.
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    Post  iCocker on Wed May 05, 2010 8:56 am

    TKS Alex, you managed to bring out the detail I needed ... By cahnce any shot of the turret interior.

    I have a scale plan on an Armada book and also the ones used on the T26 which was almost identical ... but not everything is that clear ... cheers buddy!

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    Post  alexbb on Wed May 05, 2010 11:58 am

    these are not from a bt-7 but from a t-26. but as you already know they where almost identical

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    hope these help will look for more
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    Post  bcauchi on Wed May 05, 2010 12:43 pm

    Awesome photos Alex. What detail.
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    Post  iCocker on Wed May 05, 2010 12:46 pm

    Tks Alex better then what I have, interesting teh breech basket could be lowered, probably for space I guess ...

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed May 05, 2010 1:12 pm

    Did this tank have a crew of three?
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    Post  iCocker on Wed May 05, 2010 1:39 pm

    Brian

    These are the sportcars of tanks, based on the Christie suspension and predicessors of the mythical T34. The BT series first saw action during the Spanish Civil war and were a shock to the Italians and Germans advisors and in 1939 crashing the Japanese incursion in Monchuria [ a forgotten war in Nagmachon] as they were fast and at the period had one of the best guns as well. If not mistaken crew were 3 a driver at the front, a gunner and probably acting as a radio op [when installed as some were still relying on the flag at the period] as well and commander. Crammed it looked but for early war it was adequate, and fast.
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    Post  alexbb on Wed May 05, 2010 1:50 pm

    ivan im sure i have a photo somewhere of the ammo rack in the turret overhang rear of a ba6 which is the same turret used on the bt and t26 if im not wrong there where two racks of 20 shells each.
    now where is it? have to look
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    Post  alexbb on Sat May 08, 2010 2:41 pm

    ivan sorry to inform you but its official now
    tamiya will be issueing the bt 7 an all new tooling and indy tracks

    http://www.tamiya.com/japan/hobbyshow/news1005/news2.htm


    http://www.hlj.com/product/tam35309
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    Post  iCocker on Sat May 08, 2010 3:02 pm

    Yep I know it is official should be out in the next Japan fair but not before summer in Europe probably ... seems as well they went for the 1935 early model, so I had alreday in mind a late type 1935 Model so at the one I am doing is a different version ...

    Looks like bad timing from me eh ...

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun May 09, 2010 5:49 pm

    iCocker wrote:Anyone can help me with any interior shots of the turret area for the Soviet BT7 fast tanks ... I have some upper parts shots but would like to find better views of what's underneath the breech area ...

    Ivan

    This is the best I could do! You can have a clear idea of the interior colour as well.

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    Post  William on Mon May 10, 2010 7:25 am

    Bad timing Ivan very unlucky. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

    I'm looking forward to seeing this finished Smile

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