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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:50 pm
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Can anyone recommend references for the BT7 tank, book or otherwise?
Thanks, Dan
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:44 pm
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I am fairly sure this polish editor published something on BT-7. Check their catalogue here:
www.militaria.net.pl/s...anzer.html

Massimo
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:31 am
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Believe I have an operators manual somewhere but I am out this week - will check back next week to see if someone has answered the request...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:52 am
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Mikhail Baryatinskiy has a good book on Russian light tanks that covers the BT7 and it is readily available. It's not a Hunnicutt or Neil Stokes tome, but for the price and coverage, I would recommend it.

www.amazon.com/Light-T...836&sr=8-2

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:28 am
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Mikhail Baryatinskiy has a good book on Russian light tanks that covers the BT7


I have that book and the book covers, besides Russian WW2 light tanks in general, on 21 pages the BT-series of tanks (so BT-2 till BT-7)
The biggest section of this concerns the BT-7 serie

It has some nice line drawings, service picture's and colour drawings of the vehicle
Besides the picture's there is also an short development history and some technical data

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:11 pm
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I have it too, pretty good

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:55 pm
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Can anyone recommend references for the BT7 tank, book or otherwise?
Thanks, Dan



Here's a suggestion of "otherwise".....

Tamiya is coming out with a 1/35th scale model of a BT7. It might be available now. I have used 1/35th models in order to scale up the parts dimensions to 1/16th scale for scratchbuilding.....
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:00 am
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What information do you need.

Do you interesting BT-7, BT-7A, BT-7M or all?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:53 am
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Thanks Guys! I'm am looking for info about the BT due to the new Tamiya kit that is soon to arrive.
Dan
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:27 pm
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Thanks Guys! I'm am looking for info about the BT due to the new Tamiya kit that is soon to arrive.
Dan


It's BT-7 1935-36 production, with old type turret, tracks and driving sprockets.
In principal, i have parts of operational manual of this tank.
Tamiya guys use as a prototype this vehicle: legion-afv.narod.ru/BT..._CMMF.html
Also you can use photos of this vehicle, same type: legion-afv.narod.ru/BT...slavl.html

Tamiya made good model, but gun better replace to something more correct.

About books... heh, good question. Peoples who write books still use 15-20 years old information. Better not use Mikhail Baryatinskiy book, it's pakc of tales Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:41 pm
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Taranov,

Thanks for the additional information regarding the basis of the Tamiya model and the warning about Baryatinskiy's book. By the number of photos being posted in various forums, it looks like more than a few new BT-7 models are being built this summer.

Regarding the vehicle interior, I dug up the old AFV Interiors article on the BT-7 this weekend. The cutaway drawing of the BT-7 used in the article is available on the Russian Battlefield site (www.battlefield.ru) and all the interior photos of the Kubinka vehicle that Igor Nesterov provided for the AFV Interiors article are on thetankmaster.com site at:

www.thetankmaster.com/...935_01.asp

I am assuming the Kubinka crew did a good job on the restoration of the interior and most of the important details are accurate.

Any chance photos of the turret interior are available somewhere?

Regards,

Chris.

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It's not Kubinka tank photo. It's tank from Belorussia.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:15 pm
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Did the BT carry a tow cable? None is included with the kit.
Thanks, Dan
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Did the BT carry a tow cable? None is included with the kit.
Thanks, Dan


For towing using chains.
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