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IT-1 missile tank progress
Jacques
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Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 - 03:13 AM UTC
My progress for Tank Terror, the IT-1.

The design was part of the Kruschev initiative which was enamoured with missiles. This revolutionary missile armed tank had no main gun, but was armed with the 2K4 Drakon missile system, making it a "destroyer tank". The tank served in very small numbers from 1968 - 1979. The Drakon had a hit probability of 78% from a stationary firing platform against a manuevering target, which is outstanding for 1960's technology.

This vehicle in particular also influenced future US tank and anti-tank design. Cool,huh?



The build is the basic problematic Tamiya T-62 kit with the SP Designs conversion added. These include new toolboxes, rear fenders, and a new turret.

I have to add plumbing for the external fuel tanks and decide what to do about those front headlights, then it is time for painting. I think I will do it as a parade vehicle, with "Whitewall" tires and such...more fun than just a simple green vehicle!
SgtWilhite
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Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 - 12:01 PM UTC
That's an iteresting vehicle. I think it's a great addition to the Campaign. I can't wat to see it when you finish. Great job!
Jacques
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Posted: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 02:29 AM UTC
No new pics, but a quick update. I have everything built, and have the shading and highlighting painted in. Now on to decals and "whitewalling"! :-)

I am not too thrilled with the Tamiya lights and guard, but unless I do some major rebuilding of this area (scratchbuilding) it is going to have to look subpar. Man, I hope Tamiya releases a new mold T-62 sometime.
warhog
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Posted: Friday, February 04, 2005 - 07:08 AM UTC
very nice looking model!excellent work!
Jacques
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005 - 05:00 PM UTC
It is finished. The vehicle that terrorized western armoured forces by mere thought alone is now shown to you as it would have appeared in a May day parade.





I replaced the HORRIBLE Tamiya front headlights with items from, belive it or not, a Trumpeter T-55 kit...much better. I had to leave the light guard as is, because I wnated to keep my sanity.

I also did not add the fuel lines, but did add the "plugs" where the lines would run into and out of the tanks. Finally, the vehcile has a nice nearly unweathered look to it, as if freshly washed for "showing" , and has a satin finish due to tthe practice of rubbing the vehicles down with diesel fuel to give them a high gleam. US Forces did this too... don't flick your bick!