Today, Lee brings us breaking news about sightings of a new Soviet tank on the WWIII battlefield, the T-64.
Whilst none of the Breakthrough Assault team could make Salute, one of the largest war-game shows in the UK, I was lucky enough to get sent some photos from one of my regular opponents, Tom. Tom, in the finest traditions of cold-war spy craft, managed to bag some shots of the new T-64 and BTR-60 models – both plastic kits.
The model features the remote AA gun and gun-launched missile sight that one would expect to see on a T-64B model. “Kontakt” Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) is conspicuous in its absence. It began appearing in the mid-eighties and is one of the real differentiatiors with the T-72, along with the gun-launched AT-8 Songster ATGW. The model does feature the external drop tanks and snorkel equipment (used for deep fording) that was a typical feature of the tank, though.
Hopefully we will be getting a review copy of Red Thunder soon and then we can start to talk about how it will perform on the Team Yankee table-top.
Finally, here is a bonus BTR-60 APC, also on display. This looks like resin, but may just be a prototype for a plastic kit as previous indications have been that the BTR-60 would be plastic and it looks to have a plastic style upper hull/lower hull join at the front.