Unpainted white metal kit, requires some modelling skill. Caution contains lead and small parts not suitable for young children
An amphibious armoured personnel carrier based on the successful PT-76 tank hull. The BTR-50 could swim with minimal preparation and offered crew and passengers protection from small arms fire and shell splinters. Early versions were unarmed but an MG was usualy pintle mounted at the front of the crew hatch. Occationally they can be seen with Zis-2 Anti tank guns or B-11 105mm recoiless guns carried and fired “portee” off the back.
Used by Warsaw Pact forces and allies. Saw action in the Middle east crossing the Bitter lake in the Yom Kippur War and saw action in Vietnam. Introduced in 1954 and still in wide service.