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T-34-85. Camouflage & Markings 1944-1945

Green • 2015
AuthorsPrzemysław Skulski
IllustratorTherry Vallet
ISBN978-83-63678-66-1
Release date2015-06-15
SeriesGreen
Cat. No.4118
CategoryAvailable CategoryDostępne
FormatA4, 112 pages (112 in colour)
Price89.00 PLN Price20.00 GBP

T-34-85 served in huge numbers with the Soviet Army and its allies, and was also used by their enemies!

This book describes the colours and markings applied to the T-34-85 in service with all major users, including unit and tactical markings, individual names and insignia, and air recognition features.

Profusely illustrated with photos and colour profiles, this is essential reading for armour enthusiasts and modellers.

 

 

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  • Inscale.org • 2015-12-23

    T-34-85: Camouflage & Markings 1944-1945

    Authors – Przemysław Skulski
    Illustrator – Therry Vallet
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 836367866X
    ISBN-13: 978-8363678661
    Series – Green
    No.4118

    SetWidth275-4118-T-34-85-mala

    T-34-85 served in huge numbers with the Soviet Army and its allies, and was also used by their enemies!
    This book describes the colours and markings applied to the T-34-85 in service with all major users, including unit and tactical markings, individual names and insignia, and air recognition features.
    Profusely illustrated with photos and colour profiles, this is essential reading for armour enthusiasts and modellers.

    Table of Contents:
    Design and Development
    Special duty vehicles
    Operational use 1944-1945
    Camouflage and Markings
    USSR
    Tactical Markings
    Poland
    Czechoslovakia
    Germany
    Finland
    Yugoslavia

    Version Details:
    Turrets
    T-34-85 tanks produced by Plant No. 183 in Nizhny Tagil
    T-34-85 built by Plant No.112 in Gorki
    T-34-85 (from plant No.112 with eight section turret)
    T-34-85 ( from plant No.112 with so-called 2nd version turret)
    T-34-85 tanks built by Plant No.112 with mushroom type turrets
    T-34-85 produced by No.174 plant in Omsk with “etalon” turret type
    Details of the interior of a T-34-85 tank (from Plant No.183)
    Section of a T-34-85 tank (from Plant No. 183 with very atypical gun yoke)

    A must have for the T-35-85 modeller.

    Highly recommended to anyone wanting an illustrated publication of this iconic tank.

  • Modelingmadness.com • 2015-12-10

    MMP Books' T-34/85 Camouflage and Markings 1944/45

    Author: Przemyslaw Skulki
    Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
    Price $45.00 from www.casematepublishing.com
    Reviewer: Scott Van Aken
    Notes: 4118 in the green series, 120 pages, 120 illustration, paperback
    ISBN 978-83-63678-66-1

    It was not long into the war that the Soviet's T-34 tank was being defeated with some regularity by newer German tanks, specifically the Tiger and Panther. These tanks had considerably more armor protection than the Panzer III and IV tanks they had previously being facing. There was only one good way to change this situation and that was a bigger gun.

    Sounds easy, but there is a lot more to it than just sticking a new gun into a turret. For one thing, larger guns have more recoil so you simply can not swap out the old one. Another is to find a gun that is suitable. One has to keep in mind that the T-34 was a medium tank so sticking a huge gun into it wouldn't really work out well. Eventually, several 85mm options were chosen and after the usual wrangling and political back and forth, one was chosen for the T-34.

    In addition to the new gun, a new turret was required. Initially, it was decided to use the D-5 anti-aircraft gun in a larger diameter turret, but demand for the D-5 gun in other vehicles meant that a substitute had to be found. Eventually the S-53 gun in an enlarged turret was finalized in early 1944 and tanks started rolling off the production line. Units were outfitted with the new tank as soon as was possible and by the end of the war the T-34/85 eclipsed the T-34/76 in fighting units. The /85 was used well after the war and were even used by North Vietnam  in the early 1970s, but that is another story.

    This book is on the variants and markings used by these tanks in the hands of the Soviets and clients. These included Polish, Czech and Yugoslav units as well as those captured and used by Germany and Finland. Though the majority of these tanks were some shade of Soviet green, others carried more interesting camouflage. The majority of the book consists of photos of tanks and full color profiles of these vehicles. They show mostly the different tactical markings carried by these vehicles. The final part of the book are a number of superb photographs of the variations in turret design as the hulls were basically the same. There are no lack of T-34/85s in museums or on display so that makes it quite easy for the author to be able to locate all the variables and show them to us.

    I am a camo and markings enthusiast, regardless of what the subject and I found this book to not only be well written and documents, but inspiring as well. I know you will agree with me.

    December 2015

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  • Amazon.co.uk customer review • 2015-09-05
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  • AFV Modeller, September-October 2015 • 2015-08-17
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  • IPMSUSA.org • 2015-07-06

    T-34-85 Camouflage & Markings 1944-1945

    Published: July 5th, 2015      
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    Author: Przemyslaw Skulski; Illustrator: Therry Vallet
    Reviewed by: 
    Greg Wise, IPMS# 44378
    Company: Mushroom Model Publications
    ISBN #: 978-83-63678-66-1
    Other Publication Information: 8.5 x 11, 120 pages, 120 illustrations, 9788363678661, $45.00, paperback, MMPBooks
    Price: $45.00
    Product / Stock #: #4118 Green Series

     

    This book describes the colors and markings applied to the T-34-85. It served in huge numbers with the Soviet Army and its allies. All of its major users are beautifully illustrated with incredible artwork including the color profiles. The period photographs are clear and in focus exposing the modeler to the harsh conditions of war. A total of more than 35,000 T-34-85s were produced in several variants from different factories. The museum walk around photos points out the differing turrets and chassis from their respective factories. This book is a must have as it covers; unit/ tactical markings, air recognition details, captured enemy markings and even individual names and insignias.

    The book is a glossy soft cover featuring a hearty cord & gum binding measuring 8.5 x 11 with 120 pages and 120 illustrations.

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    Table of Contents

    • Foreword
    • Design and Development
    • Special duty vehicles
    • Operational use 1944-1945
    • Camouflage and Markings
    • USSR
    • Tactical Markings
    • Poland
    • Czechoslovakia
    • Germany
    • Finland
    • Yugoslavia

    Version Details

    • Turrets
    • T-34-85 tanks produced by Plant No. 183 in Nizhny Tagil
    • T-34-85 built by Plant No.112 in Gorki
    • T-34-85 (from plant No.112 with eight section turret)
    • T-34-85 ( from plant No.112 with so-called 2nd version turret)
    • T-34-85 tanks built by Plant No.112 with mushroom type turrets
    • T-34-85 produced by No.174 plant in Omsk with “etalon” turret type
    • Details of the interior of a T-34-85 tank (from Plant No.183)
    • Section of a T-34-85 tank (from Plant No. 183 with very atypical gun yoke)

    So, What’s out there? 

    Lets me just say there’s an unlimited endless supply of kits, seriously it’s really a-lot, plus tons of aftermarket stuff and covering all of the scales;

    • 1/16, 1/35, 1/48, 1/72, 1/76, 1/87 and 1/120

    Kits Manufactured by

    Academy, Ace Corporation, AER Moldova, AFV Club, Airfix, Alanger, Ark Model, Armourfast, Bilek, Cyber Hobby, Ding Hoa Hobby, Dragon, Eastern Express, Fujimi, Hauler, Hobby Boss, Italieri, Micro Scale Design, Maquette, Military Wheels, Modellist, Parc Models, Pegasus Hobbies, Platz, Revell, SDV Model, Tamiya, Toga, Trumpeter, UM Models and Zvezda. 

    The Bottom Line

    This book is a must have for the T-35-85 modeler. I Highly recommend it to anyone wanting a illustrated study of this interesting subject. I would like to thank; IPMS, Casemate and Mushroom Model Publishing for the opportunity to present this fine book.

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