During WWII, Finnish forces were very short of adequate armored vehicles such as tanks. Most of the tanks in their possession were obsolete models which were no match for the newer Russian tanks such as the T-34 and KV-1. However, circumstances meant the Finnish Army had to make the most of what was available, and they combined the hull from a captured Russian BT-7 light tank with a new turret armed with the ancient 1918 British 4.5-inch howitzer to create the BT-42 assault gun. It is believed only 18 vehicles were produced during the WWII conflict.
About the Model
'1/35 scale plastic assembly kit of the Finnish Army's BT-42. Length: 157mm, Width: 67mm. 'Distinctive form with massive turret is realistically reproduced based on the thorough study of the actual example. 'Accurate muzzle brake and gun breech. 'Detailes include shortened front fenders, storage boxes, and jacks. 'Depicts BT-7 Model 1937 tracks and drive sprockets. '1 driver figure and 3 types of markings included.