Screened T-26-1 tank

Kit # 402 Preview by Miro Baric - baricz(at)
Edited by Rob Haelterman

During the siege of Leningrad, many tanks were modified in the city. A number of T-26's were "screened" with add-on armor plates of different shape.

This kit represents a T-26 model 1939 with additional armor welded directly on the hull and partially spaced around the turret. The plastic parts are from the well-known ex-Skif kit. (Ed. note: these were also released under the Mirage label. See here, here, here or here.)
UM already released it as Kit No. 218. There are a few differences: the fenders and driver's hatch in the original Skif release were in PE, in this kit they are made from plastic. There are new link and length tracks and no longer any horrible rubber bands. The biggest difference is the large PE fret with parts for add-on armor. There is also a smaller PE fret with parts for the driving wheels and various tiny bits like towing hooks or exhaust holders.

A generic decal set for Soviet vehicles is provided, but it is unnecessary, because there is only one color scheme for an overall green vehicle without any markings. There is another vehicle in winter whitewash shown on the box art, but again without any markings.


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Article Last Updated: 04 October 2009