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Russian Heavy Tanks
T-28, T-29, T-35, T100, SU130Y, SMK, KV-5, SU-14, SU-14-1, SU-14-2


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T-28 Heavy Tank - (Resin - manufacturer unknown)

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T-28 Heavy Tank - Model built by Christophe Mechin - (Resin-Alby)

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T-28 Heavy Tank - Model built by Zhenmin Han - (manufacturer unknown)

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T28 Heavy Tank - (Resin - manufacturer unknown)

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T-28 Medium Tank
Various models were built of this "Exploitation" tank, which resembled the British A1E1 Independent externally, but had only two additional machine gun turrets instead of four. The T-28 weighed about 27.5 tons. Later models mounted the more powerful 76.2mm howitzer in place of the prototype's 45mm gun. The tank was used in the Russo-Finnish war.


T28 Heavy Tank - (experimental prototypes)
T28 Bridgelayer
T28 with long 85mm gun
T28 with long 95mm gun
T28 with T34-85 turret and KV suspension
T28 with KV torsion bar suspension
T28 with T35 suspension

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T29 Heavy Tank - (only 3 are build)

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The T-29 was similar to the build of the T-28, however in comparison it was 350mm wider and 200mm taller. This increased size was due to the the inclusion of the Christie style suspension within the tank hull. The hull was welded from rolled armor plate. The smaller turrets were identical in placement to those of the T-28 with the main turret housing a 76.2 gun and two machine guns in ball sockets, one in the front and one rear facing. There was also a stand for an additional AAMG to be mounted.

Only three models were produced and they were each were given a different series designation model number. The effective dates would be 1937-41 from what I see.
The T-29-4 and T-29-5 tanks (one each) were produced in 1934 and were armed with the KT-27 76.2 gun as the main armament with 74-78 shots. According to this source they had 5 x of the 7.62 DT MG's in the other gun positions with between 7000-8000 rounds between them (for an average of about 1500 rounds per gun). These two models also had less armor than the final prototype.
The last model, the T-29, was made in 1935 and had the FS-3 76.2 gun installed in the main turret with 67 rounds of ammo. It supposed to have the heavier MG's in the secondary turrets but that apparently never happened as according to the document I have in front of me it also had 5 x 7.62 DT MG's in the other positions.

Wikipedia: "The T-29 was a prototype medium tank, a modernized T-28 with Christie suspension - a later version of this vehicle was considered for the competition of prototypes which led to the T-34, but by then it was outdated.
The T-28 also served as a testbed for the KV tank suspension." - See picture below(T-28 with KV torsion bar suspension)

T28 with KV torsion bar suspension

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T-35 Heavy Tank - (Resin Ostmodels R58)

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T35 Heavy Tank
In 1932 a requirement arise for a heavy tank to deal with enemy infantry and anti-tank weapons and during the next seven years various models of the T-35 Heavy Tank were produced. Weighing some 45 tons, it was well armed with a 76.2 mm howitzer in the main turret, plus four subsidiary turrets, of which, the off-side front and nearside rear mounted a 45mm gun each, and the other two, a machine gun each.


SU-130Y Russian Heavy tank - (Ostmodels kit R51)

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For an "Henk Timmerman" review about kit R51 - SU-130Y Russian Heavy tank visit:

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SU-130Y Heavy Tank
Following the loss of the T-100 to the KV, one of the prototypes was rebuilt as a bunker buster. Called the SU-130Y, with a fixed superstructure and a B-13 130mm naval gun. No production of the type was authorized, but the prototype took part in the defence of Moscow in 1941.


T-100 Russian Heavy tank - (Ostmodels kit R48)

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For an "Henk Timmerman" review about kit R48 - T-100 Russian Heavy tank visit:

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SMK and T-100 Sotka Heavy Tanks
Named after the Soviet political leader Sergei Mironovich KIROV, who assassinated in 1934, this tank was a complete departure from normal Soviet design. The hull had eight suspension wheels on either side, with torsion bar springing and four return rollers. There was an upper and lower turret, with a 76.2mm gun in the top turret and a 45mm in the lower. It had a crew of seven, weighed 45 tons and had a armour up to 60mm thick. It closely resembled the T-100 heavy tank which appeared in 1938, a year after the SMK and weighed 11 tons more. Both were used in the Russo-Finnish war.


SMK Russian Heavy tank - (Kit R63 Ostmodels)

The available scale drawings from the SMK Heavy Tank have some small differents lay-outs. I don't have found pictures that gives me the correct information.

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Pictures from ready master

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Model built by Erich Rauthe - (Erich has taken some freedom - KV turret and other enginedeck - 1/35 scale)

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KV-5 Russian Heavy tank - (Kit R64 Ostmodels)

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Workbench pictures

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Pictures finished model http://www.black-knight-studios.co.uk/

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SU14 with 203mm B4 Howitzer - pilot model - (Ostmodels Kit R76)

Workbench pictures

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Pictures finished model http://www.black-knight-studios.co.uk/

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SU14-1 with 128 mm Br2 Howitzer - prototype and final model - (Ostmodels Kit R75)

Workbench pictures

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"World of Tanks" pictures SU14-1

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Pictures finished model http://www.black-knight-studios.co.uk/

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SU14-2 with 128 mm Br2 Howitzer - final armoured model - (Ostmodels Kit R74)

Workbench pictures

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Picture finished model http://www.black-knight-studios.co.uk/

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All three SU-14 variants in line!!

Pictures finished model http://www.black-knight-studios.co.uk/

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