Char légèr Hongrois 38.M Toldi I

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38.M Toldi I char léger hongrois

Le char léger Landsverk L-60.B suédois, a licensed copy of the Skoda LT vz. 38, produced under license en Hongrie, et designated char léger 38.M Toldi en service hongrois.

Of the axis forces fighting alongside the Wehrmacht on the Easter Front, la Hongrie deployed the largest armoured contingent. Les véhicules blindés hongrois were no match for chars soviétiques encountered during the campaign, et they sustained heavy losses during the assault on the Donets River line. Chars légers Toldi remained in service until 1944, when they were gradually replaced by the new chars Turan.

Ce modèle has been painted pour représenter un véhicule du 11e Bataillon de Reconnaissance Blindé Hongrois, Donets Front, summer 1941. The author added two scratchbuilt parts to the véhicule, a mounting bracket for the turret flak machine gun, et the handrail on the hull front. Visible on the turret side, et on the hull front is the early style national cross hongrois, not unlike the Wehrmacht Balkenkreuz, it was later replaced by a white cross on black square.

Contenu

  • 38.M Toldi I
  • Type: char léger
  • Armement: 37 mm L.37 Bofors
    8 mm Danuvia (Brno) MG
  • Équipage: 3

Évaluation

  • Easy to assemble, only 8 parts.
  • Nicely detailed, good casting quality.
  • Bon choix de sujet. The Toldi saw long service on the Eastern Front, 1941-44.
  • Some resin parts may be slightly warped. The problem can be corrected by placing the parts in hot water, et straightening them carefully. Cold water will set the parts again, maintaining the new alignment.
  • Tiny air holes need to be filled avec putty ou avec an extra coat of paint.
  • Assembly, et painting instruction are not included. Modélistes will have to refer to other literature to get information on camouflage schemes et marquages véhicule. Without reference to a photo of the véhicule, it may be impossible to determine if the co-axial machine gun should be mounted to the left ou to the right de l'armement principal. Some small parts may be difficult to identify, and it may not be apparent how they should be attached.
  • Decals are not included. Most military véhicules carry marquages nationales, tactiques, even individuélles, et these should be included in a model kit. Decals are particularly important quand les marquages véhicules are too elaborate to be painted by hand. Decals are not difficult to produce. Clear decal sheet is readily available on the market, et manufacturers have access to computers, scanners, et colour printers, enabling them to perfectly reproduce marquages in the required scale. Without proper marquages et painting instructions, resin kits cannot possibly attract a large modelling audience.
  • Crew figurines are not included. Open hatches et exposed équipage de véhicule add significant value to a model kit, at very little additional investment. This is particularly the case avec armoured équipage de véhicule figurines, which only need to be modelled from the chest up.

Déploiement Historique

  • Invasion de la Yougoslavie, Spring 1941
  • Invasion de l'URSS, Summer 1941
    • 9th Armd Recon Battalion, 1st Motorized Brigade (20 chars Toldi)
    • 11th Armd Recon Battalion, 2nd Motorized Brigade (20 chars Toldi)
    • 3rd Armd Recon Battalion, 2nd Cavalry Brigade (20 chars Toldi)

Possibilités de Conversions

  • Toldi II
  • Toldi IIa
  • Toldi III
  • Char léger Landswerk L-60.D Stridsvagn m/39 suédois

Les schémas de camouflage hongrois are very similar in appearance to those used by l'armée française en 1940, avec patches of dark olive green, light ochre, et red brown paint. Up to 1942, the patterns were applied by brush, avec resulting hard edges, but spray equipment was used thereafter. Between the years 1941 et 1943 the national insignia was a green Balkenkreuz avec white border, on a red octagon. En 1944 this was replaced by a white cross on a black square, similar to the insignia de la force aérienne hongroise.

Patrick Storto

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