|UAR Mechanized Infantry from Battlefront|
|Assault rifle stands and BTR-152 APCs|
A few tanks led to some APCs, which led to some AAA guns, which led to...well, I just figured I might as well get everything built and based, and just paint a bunch of it while I'm in the mood. So here is a platoon of Egyptian mechanized troops in 15mm from Battlefront.
|This isn't even a whole selection on the UAR force chart...it's 1/3 of one...|
|A "Blindicide" team...what's with all the Belgian AT weapons in the Middle East? Did Belgium have some kind of special anti-tank crown corporation?|
|BTR-152s - the SUV of 1967...|
|A surprising amount of detail on the interiors...well done on that score|
The BTR-152 APCs are OK...they are mixed metal and resin, like a lot of Battlefront stuff. My only gripe is that the resin walls of the troop compartment were pretty thin, and three of them broke in the package, requiring some careful repair (one was too far gone, so it gets to be "battle damaged" - I'll worry about that one later). Also, some more thought should have been given to the front wheel wells in the resin mold - they are not straight, and end up set to point the wheels inward. It looks a little funny when you seen the vehicle from straight on, but basing the vehicle obscures it enough. Besides - Soviet-era construction was a little whacky, after all...
|Apparently 28 guys squeeze into these two vehicles...I bet that is a lot of fun...|
And so here are six infantry bases and a blindicide bazooka team (apparently the Egyptians did not use the RPGs in 1967) along with a pair of BTR-152s to use for a ride into battle against the IDF. This does not even comprise an entire selection in the force chart - I will need at least one more group similar to this, as well as the command elements (MGs and recoilles rifles).
|Spare tire on the back...nice touch|
How much more stuff do I have? Well, for the Egyptians, more infantry and lots and lots of tanks - T-55s, IS-3s, PT-76s, and some BTR-50PKs to boot.
|One more pic of the bazooka team|