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SKF-211 1/35 BTR-152K Soviet armored troop-carrier model kit

Skif SKF-211 1/35 BTR-152K Soviet armored troop-carrier model kit
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SKF-211 1/35 BTR-152K Soviet armored troop-carrier model kit

Manufacturing of armored troop-carrier BTR-152K was launched in 1959 that appeared BTR-152V.
Its frame was borrowed from the basic model, but was enlarged in height as a result of armored roof.
Lengthwise hetch is cut through its whole length and is shut off with three armored covers.
Unlike the basic machine there are no two-seaters above the fuel tank. Carburetor 6-cylinder engine in 110h.p.is located in the frontal part of armored frame. The wheels have pneumatic tires 12,00-18.
Armored troop-carrier is equipped with control system of air pressure in tires, having internal supply. The tires with low pressure system of 0,5 kgf/sm as compared to the common ones showed dramatically increased levels of cross-country ability at the roads in absolutely poor conditions. Air pumping system kemp the pressure in wheels high enough for performance of task and machine exit from the fight after appearance of bullet-holes. It was the first armored troop-carrier that had the wheels with controlled pressure. Automatic winch (hoist) is installed in the frontal part of the frame.
Closing shutters are located n the lower frontal plate, 2 inspection windows are located in the upper rear plate. Entrenching tools such as saw, axe, spade, crow and tacking block are secured on the outside part of the armored troop - earner's frame. Starting arm is mounted on the left plate of the frame, the axe on the right.
Armored frame is divided into 3 sections: power section where engine and other aggregates are located; control section where control devices,equipment,the seats for commander and driver are located and fighting (landing) section with the machine-gun, ammunition, spare parts, fire-extinguisher and other equipment, including equipment for landing.
BTR-152K is intended for transportation and defence of 13 paratroopers and team from machine-gun fire and shell-splinters. Besides machine-gun fire the soldiers had an opportunity to fire from personal weapons, through gun-slots in the boards. These armored troop-carriers were also used in the systems of KGB (Committee of Internal Security) and MVD (Ministry of Internal Security).
The first armored troop-carrier BTR-152 was produced in May, 1947.
It had been used in the Soviet Army and the armies of socialist block for more than 30 years.