ACE-72154 1/72 BTS-4A Soviet Armoured Recovery Vehicle model kit
BTS-4A tracked Armoured Recovery vehicle (Medium armoured tower). One of the Soviet Union's first post-war ARV designs. Based on the T-54 chassis (Earlier BTS-4 were based on the older T-44M chassis). The vehicle has a large dozer blade in the rear to brace it during lifting operations. The BTS-4Ais handicapped by the lack of a winch, so it is limited to towing operations. In the center of the vehicle is a platform with drop sides to carry tank engines and other large components. The BTS-4A carries a standard selection of tools for its tasks, including basic, tracked vehicle, small arms, and heavy ordinance tools, as well as rope and a tow bar. For fording, an OPVT shnorkel can be fitted over the crew compartment to anable fording of water obstacles up to 5m deep.
Ace 1/72 BTS-4A Soviet Armoured Recovery Vehicle model kit. Pic.1