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1/35 Skoda LT Vz35 & R-2 Tank - Easterm European Axis Forces
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ITEM NO: BOM 35105
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 12/6/2016
EST ARRIVAL: April 2017
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The Skoda LT Vz35 light tank was developed in the middle of the 1930s for Czech Army Research and development. The prototype tank built in 1934 and designed by Skoda, defeated the rival CKD design company in tests, in order to win the military order. Vz35 LT weighed 10.5 tons, with a crew of 4, Top speed was 40 kilometers per hour with the maximum thickness of 25 mm armor. The main weapon was a 37 mm gun with a second 7.92 mm gun. By the end of 1936, a total of 298 were produced for the Czech military. Hundreds of vehicles were exported to countries such as Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Switzerland, Sweden, Iran and Peru. Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia received more than one hundred. They were used in the wars of the three countries and the war against the Soviet Union. The Romanian army purchased 126 improved design of the Vz35 LT tank, and changed its name to R-2. At the best performance of the Romanian army tanks, R-2 was the equipment for the 1st Armored Regiment under the command of the 1st armored division and participated in the summer of 1941 axis forces Soviet invasion.