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Tamiya 32521 1/48 Russian WWII Infantry and Tank Crew Set

by Tamiya
SKU TAM32521
Original price $18.00 - Original price $18.00
Original price
$18.00
$18.00 - $18.00
Current price $18.00

Tamiya 32521 1/48 Russian WWII Infantry and Tank Crew Set

Product Type: Plastic Kitset

Brand: Tamiya

Scale: 1/48

Requires assembly. Glue and paint sold separately.


About Russian Tank Infantry
While sustaining huge losses at the onset of Operation Barbarossa, the Russian army was able to halt the German advance just short of Moscow thanks largely to the strength of their tank troops. Following concentrated artillery fire, tanks advanced in three waves with infantry riding on the tanks of the second and third. Since the Russian ground forces did not possess armored troop carriers like half-tracks and universal carriers, so-called 'Motor Rifle Units" were attached to every tank brigade to provide infantry support. Once encountering an enemy's defensive position, tank riders would disembark, attack the position, and then remount to proceed with the offensive. These infantrymen spearheaded many attacks, and suffered heavy casualties from defending fire.