Antonov A-40 Krylya Tanka

by Fernando J. Reparaz "Komet" 

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Antonov KT (A40) The Flying Tank

I've  always laughed  about guys that divide our hobby. On one side plane modellers, on the other side armour modellers. So, when I saw a photo of this rarity, I thought of confounding the teachers & philosophers of our hobby. Is it a bird, a plane, a tank? That way, I think I can put it in several forums dedicated to "different concepts of modelling", you know? ;-)

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KT (A40) was an Antonov  project to get T60 light tank glide behind enemy lines. Its first flight was in Sept, 1942.

The glider-tank was towed by a four-engined bomber TB3 and could fly acceptably,  according to official sources. The project was cancelled after that test.

My model, in 1/35 scale, is totally scratch built, except the tank itself, a T-60 from Zvezda. I' ve used light wood, plastic sheets and a lot of putty and sandpaper. And patience, of course.

I hope you like it

More photos: http://aeromt.ifastnet.com/

Best regards from Spain.

Fernando

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Photos and text by Fernando J. Reparaz "Komet"