Improving the BMP-1
Dragon ref #3503, 1/35 scale
by Patricio Delfosse © Modeler Site
No material from Modeler Site any Web site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by Mario Covalski & Associated may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of Mario Covalski & Associated's copyright and other proprietary rights.
Read More here > Legal notice
The BMP takes an outstanding place in the history of the armor vehicles. It appeared in 1966, meaning an important development for the USSR, since up to that moment, they had had no tradition in Infantry Combat Vehicles, ICV, being the only exception the BTR-50s, in spite of this, a vehicle that revolutionized all the motorized infantry tactics was designed by them.
The BMP-1 is essentially a transportation troop armor. Unlike its predecessor the BTR-50 or the American M113 that are Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), its main particularity is that soldiers are able to fire from inside the vehicle through the lateral firing ports hatches.
The Dragon kit was released by the end of the 80´s, time that fortunately, a great number of soviet vehicles were issued by them. Although it can't be compared with the last products of the manufacturer, you can correct it by adding some details and little work, getting a good replica and result. Thanks to Dragon, the Esci and Trumpeter options would be laid aside.
Correcting the chassis of the kit
Esta Nota es ofrecida en formato PDF, el cual puede ser leído o impreso usando el Acrobat reader, contacte a nuestro webmaster > Aquí
Incluye más de 38 imágenes, aquí solo mostramos las paginas de texto.
This article is offered in PDF format to be read or printed using Acrobat reader, contact our webmaster > Here
Includes more than 38 pics, here we show only the text pages.
Big size photos are only available in our PDF format.
Support us ordering our notes in PDF > Here