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BTR-70 with MA-7 Turret

Zvezda 1/35 BTR-70 with MA-7 Turret Kit First Look

By Dave Manter

Date of Review November 2012 Manufacturer Zvezda
Subject BTR-70 with MA-7 Turret Scale 1/35
Kit Number 3587 Primary Media Styrene
Pros New Version of the BTR-70 Cons Heavy mold lines will require more clean up
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $36.98

First Look

BTR-70 with MA-7 Turret
BTR-70 with MA-7 Turret
BTR-70 with MA-7 Turret
BTR-70 with MA-7 Turret
BTR-70 with MA-7 Turret

The BTR-70 is an eight-wheeled armored personnel carrier (BTR stands for Bronetransportyor) originally developed during the 1960s under the industrial designator GAZ-4905. On August 21, 1972, it was accepted into service and would later be exported to the Warsaw Pact and other allies. Introduced as a successor to the earlier BTR-60, it most closely resembles a BTR-60PB.

Other improvements include heavier armor plating and tires less prone to puncture. It also features a more powerful engine and heavier armament. Like the vehicle's predecessor it is fully amphibious with minimal preparation. The MA-7 turret is equipped with a 12.7mm machine gun and a 7.62 machine gun. It also features the smoke discharger system 902B Tucha.

Zvezda's BTR-70 kit has 222 green plastic parts and eight vinyl tires. The parts are molded with decent details but some flash and heavy mold lines are present. This kit will require a little extra clean up time, but will produce a nice model of the BTR-70 with the new MA-7 turret.

Decals are provided for one vehicle. The front four wheels can be made steerable. The new turret has pretty nice detail and will offer a different look to your BTR.

My sincere thanks to Dragon Models USA for this review sample!

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