… and it is multi-turreted, with an unfeasably long narrow track base for crossing trenches.
The T-35 was not the most successful Soviet design ever, but they looked superb on parade following a painted white line, had difficulty with rough terrain such as lawns, and would throw a track in preference to turning a corner. Wikipedia quotes a 90% loss rate to non-battle causes, but I’m sure that is just vile Capitalist propaganda. Here is a T-35 managing to keep up with ski troops in a straight line!
Some 61 were built* which means that my purchase of two Zvezda models gives me the entire Soviet tank fleet at 1:30. For the record, this makes me a historical gamer, not an armour-crazed meglomaniac like Tim Gow, or Don Maddox 🙂 If you want to paddle up Insanity Creek, then you need to go here, or here.
This multi-turreted type of beast proved wanting in combat, and the more mobile single-turreted tank designs with a good balance of mobility, protection and firepower soon superseded it, to the dismay of arms manufacturers, tank-fanciers and military modellers everywhere. These two T-35s will live in my Naval Infantry Division box, for no better reason than that there is space, and they look like a pair of battleships!