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T-34-85 After WW2: Camouflage and Markings 1946-2016

T-34-85 After WW2: Camouflage and Markings 1946-2016 Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review October 2018 Title T-34-85 After WW2: Camouflage and Markings 1946-2016
Author Przemyslaw Skulski with Piotr Kowalski Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2018 ISBN 9788365281654
Format 112 pages, softbound MSRP (BP) $53.00

Review

Przemyslaw Skulski continues his study of T-34-85 warpaint in T-34-85 After WW2 – available in North America from Casemate.

Subtitled "Camouflage and Markings 1946-2016", MMP's colorful compendium covers the total tale of this legendary tank in worldwide service across four spellbinding sections:

  • T-34-85 post-war production
  • License production and worldwide use
  • Paint schemes and markings
  • Modernizations

The classic combatant amazingly saw service as recently as the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Modelers will love it. Like the first volume on wartime schemes, the lavishly illustrated effort samples a truly stunning swath of T-34-85 schemes.

Europe. Asia. Africa. Middle East. Even the Americas. MMP surveys the saga in 112 picture-packed pages.

Seeking exotic T-34-85 livery? How about a Greek Cypriot vehicle? Or one manned by Hungarian insurgents in 1956? Or a four-color Croatian machine? Or a Ukrainian war monument restored to fighting condition by pro-Russian separatists in 2014?

Lots of extraordinary, eye-catching inspiration here.

Dozens of color and B&W photos, color profiles, and details illustrate the effort. Commentary and artwork helpfully identify subtypes from Soviet, Czech, Polish, and Yugoslav production sources. And notes on local modifications underscore the T-34-85's astonishing adaptability.

Rabidly recommended!

With thanks to Casemate for the review copy.