|Eyes on the skies in the Middle East...|
Continuing the theme of escalation in the 15mm Arab-Israeli Wars category here are a pair of ZSU-57-2 anti-aircraft artillery tanks. The models are from Battlefront's "Fate of A Nation" range. They are very nice models and a breeze to paint. The only challenge I had was to get the twin barrels to sit straight...I didn't quite meet it, but they don't look too cross-eyed :)
|Zandri dust was the main paint colour, weathered, chipped and pin washed|
These would have been important anti-aircraft assets for the Egyptian troops in 1967 - given the fact that the Egyptian Air Force was essentially obliterated on the ground by the Israelis, kit like this was all the desperate Egyptian troops in the Sinai could really hope for in terms of keeping the Israeli jets at bay!
|The guns seem almost-straight from this angle..not bad...|
These will come in handy for Yom Kippur War games as Dallas continues to build on his excellent assortment of Egyptians. Like any wargamer, the first time I see a AAA tank, I think of how mean it would be to use against infantry and light vehicles, as opposed to its actual stated purpose :) Those IDF jeeps with recoilless rifles would not be too happy to see these things...
pile of IDF Shermans. It won't be anytime soon, however, as I need to get back to my Legion Project! Volkite Calivers are waiting...