Austin Kegresse 1/72

Austin Kegresse 1/72


Possibly the only armoured half-track used during the war was Russian. The concept seemed tailor-made for this continent of a country almost devoid of roads and on which the existing tracks were plagued by deep snow in winter, heavy dust in summer and deep mud in between. Nevertheless, based on the local Austin-Putilov, a concept first validated by the Tsar himself took its way to create the first of a kind. But despite its promises, the half-track concept never really resurfaced in soviet designs but as convertible tracks mated to conventional roadwheels, but later ironically the Germans, French and Americans were not long to see all the potential of the formula.


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