Sunday, November 21, 2010

HaT Soviet Tank Riders

HaT 1/72nd scale Soviet Union tank riders. Tank commander in the turret of a 1/87th scale Mir T-34/85 tank.

These jaunty Ivans are seated on the same tank.

The Soviets built almost no transports for the infantry. So most troops had to walk or would sometimes catch a ride on a passing tank.

As officer crouches on the back of the tank hull.

While these sets are called tank riders they include tank crewmen and while the Soviets usually used men from attached submachine gun battalions to assault along with the tanks, it was not atypical for other troops to hitch a ride whenever they could.

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