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Re: T-26 Soviet Light Infantry Tank - More Line Drawings 170524
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2017, 06:25:37 AM »
Very excited at the prospect of a plastic, multi-model version T-26 kit. I am planning out an early war soviet force at the moment, and any plans to add to the variety of available models suitable for 1941-1942 is wonderful news. I think most prefer to game the late war with all the heavy hitters, but I find the early war stuff more interesting.  Glad to see Rubicon is not only interested in the mid to late war vehicles.

I understand there is no ETA for this kit, so I can only wait and wonder. But hopefully when it becomes a reality, sales will be good enough to encourage other early war goodies!

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Re: T-26 Soviet Light Infantry Tank - More Line Drawings 170524
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2017, 08:56:37 AM »
I agree with you EWG. You might also find a gamer with 1939 Finns or Poles to take on your Soviet T-26.

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Re: T-26 Soviet Light Infantry Tank - More Line Drawings 170524
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2017, 05:59:37 AM »
I just took these photos of the T-26 in the Bovington Tank Museum:





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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2017, 11:39:46 AM »
The T-26 tank was a Soviet light infantry tank used during many conflicts of the 1930s and in World War II.

It was a development of the British Vickers 6-Ton tank and was one of the most successful tank designs of the 1930s until its light armour became vulnerable to newer anti-tank guns. It was produced in greater numbers than any other tank of the period, with more than 11,000 manufactured. During the 1930s, the USSR developed 53 variants of the T-26, including flame-throwing tanks, combat engineer vehicles, remotely controlled tanks, self-propelled guns, artillery tractors, and armoured carriers. Twenty-three of these were series-produced, others were experimental models.

We will try to focus on T-26 variants produced in between the Spanish Civil War and WW2.  Probably 4 to 5 different turrets, and minor alterations on the hull.

This is a T-26 M33 being used as our base design:









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Re: T-26 Soviet Light Infantry Tank - More Line Drawings 170524
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2017, 11:40:47 AM »
Different flavours of the T-26 for your liking...



Enjoy!
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Re: T-26 Soviet Light Infantry Tank - More Line Drawings 170524
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2017, 12:16:38 PM »
Wow, that's very cool.  You might be about to set a record for the number of variants in a single kit!

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Re: T-26 Soviet Light Infantry Tank - More Line Drawings 170524
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2017, 12:20:35 PM »
Pinky, as I'm thinking it you're typing it! Wow.

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Re: T-26 Soviet Light Infantry Tank - More Line Drawings 170524
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2017, 02:46:38 PM »
Nice.

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Re: T-26 Soviet Light Infantry Tank - More Line Drawings 170524
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2017, 06:40:24 PM »
Hello pretty!

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Re: T-26 Soviet Light Infantry Tank - More Line Drawings 170524
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2017, 10:46:41 AM »
This is exactly the sort of kit that attracts and excites me.  Although I would only ever need "one" on the gaming table at a time (I play mostly infantry games, with one or two vehicles in support), I love to have options, and just based on the diagrams above, I can easily see my getting three kits.  One to assemble as the twin-turret, one for the single turret, and one for the later models with the sloped armor.  Not sure I could justify getting a fourth kit, so as to play around with a command tank version.  But I might.

And this is one of those tanks available in HUGE numbers in the early war years.  As my form name suggests, I prefer early war, so around 1943 I start to lose interest.  But this beauty will definitely be part of my soviet forces when it becomes available.