|Syrian SU-100s - models from Battlefront|
The SU-100, a surplus beast from the later period of WW2, served in the organic anti-tank elements of Arab infantry and mechanized divisions in both the 1967 and 1973 wars. These two particular beasts - both Battlefront models - are painted in an Syrian-inspired 1973 camouflage scheme that included patches of yellow and grey over a dark green base.
|New camoflage scheme attempted on these tanks|
These models will see action in scenarios where the Syrians are attempting to halt the IDF counter-attack across the "Purple Line" in 1973.
The quality of these Battlefront models is top notch. They are from a "Guards Tank Destroyer" which includes five tanks, with options to paint them as either SU-85 or SU-100 tank destroyers. I'm not sure what I will do with the other three - either paint them up for my WW2 Soviets, or paint them in Egyptian colours...we'll see...
|Great models from Battlefront|
The T-55 is from Khurasan, part of Khurasan's new 1973 war range. While I was not very wowed by the Khurasan IDF infantry, this tank is really, really nice. The body, turret and treads are all resin, and the accessories - cupola hatches, main gun, IR searchlight, cupola MG, etc. - are cast in metal. You can build the tank as either a T-54 or T-55. One very unique feature with these models is the fact that you have the option to model the spare external fuel cannisters, common features of Warsaw Pact-era tanks, at the rear of the tank on or off.
|T-55 from Khurasan|
|Painted in Egyptian/generic Arab desert/arid colours|
|Khurasan did a great job with these models!|