Fictional African AA Tank

Fictional African AA Tank

Postby dadlamassu » 15 Mar 2012

I was sorting through my stock of old kits and found a built Matchbox T34/76 without a gun and put it aside for my Fictional Morvalonga project. One of the countries neighbouring Morvalonga uses ex-Soviet and Chinese equipment (mainly) so I thought about using the T-34 as the basis of at least one armoured unit. I already had some Fujimi and Airfix T-34/85s earmarked as gun tanks.

I looked at ways of making the Matchbox T34 look like an AA Tank. The guns are surplus Airfix 6pdr barrels, the "radar" in the gun mounting reversed and trimmed, the gunner is from one of the Airfix RAF sets and the "bulges" and stowage are from the bits box.

So here is the locally produced T34 AA tank. I've not decided yet whether the guns are to be classed as 57mm or 37mm AA.

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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby Sam Scott » 15 Mar 2012

I think they would have to be 37 mm to fit inside a T-34 turret
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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby Richard B. » 15 Mar 2012

Like that a lot Alan, nice use of bits`n bobs :good:
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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby Yekke » 15 Mar 2012

Looks really cool! :thumbsup:
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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby cowboy » 15 Mar 2012

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Type 63 AA Tank/ Vietnamese 37mm guns on a T-34 chassis
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Russian ZSU 57 ( twin 57 mm guns on a modified/adapted T-54 chassis)
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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby mausmann » 15 Mar 2012

Cool idea........... :thumbsup:
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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby rowdy75 » 18 Mar 2012

looks good. Nice work
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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby dadlamassu » 18 Mar 2012

It is probably unworkable in real life but I think it looks the business. I did think about using the ZSU-57-2 as the basis.

I based the vehicle on a wreck we found in Basra which was a bit like the Chinese one - thanks for directing me to it.
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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby Grignotage » 18 Mar 2012

Cool! I dig it!
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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby fscunha » 22 Mar 2012

Nice idea. Reminds me of a soft plastic tank from "Atlantic" I had.

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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby Captain Black » 01 Apr 2012

Like the idea Allan and it looks good.
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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby Bluewillow » 03 Apr 2012

very cool Alan!

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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby LSSAH » 07 Apr 2012

Fun to fire :grin: Dougie
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Re: Fictional African AA Tank

Postby ArisKosionidis » 09 Apr 2012

Cool idea Alan! And a very sleek-looking model too.
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