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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2018 4:08 p.m. PST

Who used them?…

They were used by…Soviet Union, Finland, Nazi Germany
Kingdom of Romania and Kingdom of Hungary

"The T-20 was designed in 1936 at the Ordzhonikidze Moscow Plant no.37. They were manufactured during 1937-1941 at Factory no. 37, as well as at STZ and GAZ.

The tractor was designed to tow light artillery pieces such as the 45mm anti-tank gun and the 120mm heavy mortar. The tractor could tow the weapons themselves plus a small quantity of ammunition, usually towed in a limber, along with up to six crewmen. Occasionally, two limbers were towed to increase the ammunition supply.

The forward compartment provided space for the driver and vehicle commander. It was fully armored and had a ball-mounted DT machinegun. The rear compartment held the gun crews, seated back-to-back in outward-facing bench seats. A canvas top could be erected for protection in poor weather.

Approximately 4401 T-20 tractors were built between 1937 and 1941…."
From Wiki

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This one is not bad….(Warlord)

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Are there any other you recomended in 28mm or 25mm?


Thanks in advance for your help.


Amicalement
Armand

Mark 123 Apr 2018 6:13 p.m. PST

Yes, but Armand, that model might not be bad, but it is not a T-20 Komsomolets tractor.

Rather, it is a ZiS-30 tank destroyer.

It is true that the ZiS-30 was built on the chassis of the T-20 Komsomolets tractor, but it was no more a tractor than an M12 "King Kong" was a M3 Lee tank.

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

Chuckaroobob23 Apr 2018 7:25 p.m. PST

It's a cute little beastie!

Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2018 10:31 p.m. PST

Looks like a ride on lawn mower to me.

Fred Cartwright24 Apr 2018 2:45 a.m. PST

Yes, but Armand, that model might not be bad, but it is not a T-20 Komsomolets tractor.

Indeed, but Warlord do the Komsomolets.
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Always puzzled me why you would build an armoured artillery tractor and then have seats on the outside for the gun crew.

Munster24 Apr 2018 4:45 a.m. PST

Guns are expensive, crews less so?

deephorse24 Apr 2018 6:35 a.m. PST

It's not going to work without a crew!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2018 10:49 a.m. PST

(smile)

Amicalement
Armand

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