1/72 Mendeleyev Tank Concept Paper Model

1/72 Mendeleyev Tank Concept Paper Model

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1/72 Mendeleyev Tank Concept Paper Model

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Over the course of several years (1911-1915), and without any assistance, Russian designer Vasiliy Mendelejev worked on his own time on an armored vehicle project. One of variants of this machine, projected to weigh about 170 tons, was to be armed with a 120-mm gun placed in the forward part of the armored hull, and a machine gun in the rotating turret. It carried an ammunition load of 51 shells. The thickness of the armored protection of the hull, was: front: 150 mm, sides and rear: 100 mm. Maximum speed: 24 km/hour. It was to have a crew of 8. With the main hull built to be shell-proof, the turret could be lowered down into the hull during a bombardment. The tread units, each supported on air-filled cylinders, could be retracted up into the hull as well, lowering the armored shell to the ground. The tank was never built.

 

This paper model shows the tank in seven fictional paint styles, including a German War prize and a post-war Soviet version. The model is quite simple, however the domed and lipped turret will require some slow going. Included versions are: plain gray, gray with Imperial Russian roundel, winter camouflage, winter camouflage with Soviet Red Star, late-war summer camouflage, summer camouflage with character mouth. and summer camouflage German war prize.

 

Paper Model Details: 19 parts on two pages, with build tips. Internal formers, rolled gun barrel. Degree of Difficulty: 1./5.  If you enjoy building this paper model, please contribute a review!

 

Text by Corey Ertz, edited by Bart Wheeler
Text copyright 2011 by Ecardmodels.com

 

1915 Mendelyev Tank Concept Paper Model

 

1915 Mendelyev Tank Concept Paper Model

 

1915 Mendelyev Tank Concept Paper Model

 

1915 Mendelyev Tank Concept Paper Model

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