Turrets for the new BT-5 tanks were simultaneously developed in two
factories. The turret from the Mariupol factory was cylindrical, with
a small ammo bin on the rear and one hatch on top. Only 230 turrets
were built. For mass production of the BT-5 and also the T-26 model
1933, larger turrets made by the Izhorsky plant were adopted.
There are 4 sprues of green plastic and a small PE fret. Three sprues
with the hull, wheels and tracks and photoetched parts are the same
as in kit No. 301, so they are not shown
here. Only one small sprue with the turret parts is different. While
the top of the turret is nice, the turret sides are completely devoid
of any details. You can see the rivets and vision slits even on the
There are 3 decal options from 1935, 1939 and 1942.