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Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 05:35 PM UTC
Ronnie Davis builds and paints the Takom T-55AM2B in 1/35th scale that he reviewed a while ago for us and shares the results.

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guni-kid
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 05:07 PM UTC
Nice to see the "hammer" (Czech denomination is "Kladivo") here and there built up nicely! Only thing I can't really figure out is this three-tone-camo, though... As far as I see it, the AM2Bs were painted in plain "chlorbunagrün" and of course with NVA markings on the turret sides...

They were ordered by the GDR because of price reasons. To update their existing T-55s to T-55AM2Bs was MUCH cheaper than to buy brand new T-72s (even though NVA fielded those as well but in much smaller numbers) from the Soviet Union. I believe the updates were performed in Czechoslovakia (back then Czech and Slovak Republics were still united) because they were holding licenses for T-55 production and GDR had contracts with them concerning the T-55 and Tatra orders... Czechs got the GDR produced Trabant in return -> good deal, eh!?
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 07:33 AM UTC
Nice build,Enjoyed all pics Cheers
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 07:44 PM UTC
thanks for the comments
bulldawg380
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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 07:49 PM UTC
Hello guni-kid the three tone camo came from the instructions I just asumed some were camo painted as I have seen many Russian camo patterns. Also thanks for the info on the purchase.
guni-kid
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 01:01 PM UTC
Okay, thanks for the clarification on the camo On the pics it looks a bit like a standard NATO scheme, therefore my question...

What does the instruction say about the nationality? NVA had some camo schemes in its final years indeed, but it looked quite different and not many vehicles had it (no tanks as far as I know, just a small variety of trucks and other softskins, I've also seen the occasional BMP but that's it afaik).

Have a look here for an example:

http://www.panzerbaer.de/colours/a_relaunch/nva_lkw_07t_gl_ural_375k-a.htm




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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 01:49 PM UTC

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... GDR had contracts with them concerning the T-55 and Tatra orders... Czechs got the GDR produced Trabant in return -> good deal, eh!?



Was that a 1 for 1 trade or was it a trade based on weight (how many tons of Trabant is needed to get one T-55) ? Horsepower?


/ Robin
guni-kid
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 04:24 PM UTC
Well the latter would explain, why there were no new Trabants available for the people to buy (waiting time could be up to 15-18 years after ordering one) And what the heck did the Czechs with all those Trabants?
bulldawg380
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 08:46 PM UTC
It is a Czechoslovakian the numbers were not the right color so they're from a different camouflage came I just had fun with it