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Tankette 53-3 out now!


Tankette 53/3

This issue is available in digital form to MAFVA members only in the Member’s Area of this website.

Starting with a cover photo of a restored Jagdpanther the latest Tankette is now with us, and is a very interesting read.

On page two we have a set of colour photographs taken at the experimental establishment at Shoeburyness, where various tracked vehicles were put to use working on the ranges. Mostly Centurion based, some were fitted with cranes for moving targets about, whilst the S.P. gun had a sofa in the fighting compartment to transport personnel!

Page 3 carries the usual contact addresses and an editorial from Robin.

Our first article is a kit review of the Hobby Boss Vickers Medium Mark II** kit in 1/35th scale. Dick Harley puts the kit under close scrutiny pointing out various errors and suggesting corrective measures.  Several period photographs are included.

Next we have ‘Supplier Insight’ which looks at Bull Models, ably run by MAFVA Stalwart Peter Bailey.

‘In the market place’ looks at recent kit releases so we can keep track of the multitude of models now available.

Peter Davenport brings us his latest work on the Medium Artillery Tractor Dragon Mark IIIA & B, detailing the development of the type and also supplying excellent 1/35th multi-view scale plans.

We then have an interesting build in 1/72th scale by Andy Lang of the Soviet T-35 Model 1939, which comes out at quite a size even in small scale. Working on the S-Model kit, Andy modifies this to the later version and shows it is not as simple as it appears.

Book reviews show us a couple of new publications, which may tempt us into purchasing.  Always remember to ask if MAFVA discount is available, if you don’t ask, you don’t get.

James Kinnear brings us an excellent article on the Soviet parades in Red Square, supported by interesting photographs. Starting with early captured vehicles, then imports the photos and text takes us up to modern times.

An advert for discount with Airfix Modelworld follows, and then the back cover has a selection of photos of member’s models.

Another interesting issue, well done Robin!


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