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Bronco: 43M Turán III
CMOT
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 08:37 PM UTC


Darren Baker takes a look at the Hungarian Medium Tank 43M Turán III from Bronco Models in 1/35th scale.

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crowley74
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Hungary
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC
Hi! The Turán III proto existed and made some test with its gun, you can find 2 foto here: http://www.wwpd.net/2017/01/bolt-action-hungarian-army-expands.html
CMOT
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 01:33 AM UTC
Everything I have read and seen leads me to the belief that this tank never went beyond a wooden mocked up turret. That said I am happy to see your input, but the gun still looks odd in the picture.
ninjrk
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 02:02 AM UTC
There are a very few pictures of a Turan III with a turret slightly different in rear shape from the wooden one. It appears to use full size rivets with spacing similar to the rest of the armor which aren't present on the wooden mock-up. Regardless, mine is already pre-ordered!

RobinNilsson
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 02:12 AM UTC
If I can build a Paper Panzer the I can certainly build a Plywood Tank as well
All those rivets give it something of a "steel punk" appeal.
Thanks for the review