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Offline Paul @ Empress Miniatures

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If you look in the existing mounted crew chaps there are two figures that work for infantry vehicle types. Both wearing tunics and berets. One fiddling with the MG. 

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I must be a bit dim cos I can’t see them. I have both the armoured vehicle crew and the chaps for the Landy. The  tank crew have three figures in tank suits and one chap in combats but he’s holding a radio handset. Nothing suitable for manning the GPMG that I can see. Looks like some kit bashing required.
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A new vehicle to our Cold War motor pool and something a little different. The BV202 Bandvagen.

The model is in the best quality resin and white metal and is 1/48 scale to fit with our Cold War range of figures. Used in the Falklands War it add a little something different to your table. Beep! Beep!

The vehicle is formed by two rubber Kegresse track units with a multi-directional pivot in between. The front unit contains the engine and gearbox through which power is delivered to the front and, via a propshaft in the pivot mechanism, the rear tracks. A hydraulic ram on the pivot "bends" the vehicle in the middle to steer it—there is no braking of track units for steering as on conventional tracklaying vehicles. The controls are a conventional steering wheel on the left hand front of the vehicle. It can reach a speed of 35 km/h on land and 7 km/h (4 kn) on water.

The Bv 202 carries a driver and a commander in the front unit and 8–10 troops in the trailer unit. It can be adapted for other applications.

Production started in Arvika in 1964 and ended in 1981.

The Bv 202 was designed to transport troops and equipment through snow or boglands in the northern parts of Sweden. The last Swedish unit to use this vehicle was the cavalry who found that the manual gearbox Bv 202 was much quieter than the automatic transmission Bv 206.

In the Norwegian army units that had both Bv 202 and Bv 206 ran the Bv 202 as the first vehicle if the snow conditions were challenging. The Bv 202 performed better in deep and/or difficult snow conditions.
The Mk1 Bv 202 is powered by an 82.5 bhp (61.5 kW) Volvo B18 the MK2 by the 97 bhp (72 kW) B20. It has less ground pressure than a skier and is fully amphibious..

The Bv 202 was used by NATO forces, and replaced the older Swedish Snow Trac  ST4 Over-snow Vehicle, which was employed by the British Royal Marines under NATO.

A version of the vehicle was also used in the Falklands war. https://www.keymilitary.com/article/bandvagen-goes-war

https://www.empressminiatures.com/vehicles-41-c.asp


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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. BV202 Bandvagen released.
« Reply #753 on: August 04, 2022, 07:05:38 AM »
Another great addition to your range Paul  8)
     

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. BV202 Bandvagen released.
« Reply #754 on: August 04, 2022, 11:41:19 AM »
Paddy Ashdown action figure not included.

Seriously though that’s a great bit of kit. Wasn’t there talk of a Snow Trac at some stage?

Now for some winter clad booties.  ;)

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. BV202 Bandvagen released.
« Reply #755 on: August 05, 2022, 08:48:28 AM »

Seriously though that’s a great bit of kit. Wasn’t there talk of a Snow Trac at some stage?


Yes when we get to artic warfare Marines. ;)

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. BV202 Bandvagen released.
« Reply #756 on: August 05, 2022, 05:20:51 PM »
Yes when we get to artic warfare Marines. ;)

Excellent  :)

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. BV202 Bandvagen released.
« Reply #758 on: August 08, 2022, 11:00:24 AM »
Two snipers armed with Dragunov rifles.

One VDV trooper armed with a 9k32 Strela 2m shoulder launched Anti Aircraft missile launcher.

One VD trooper armed with a  The RPO Rys ("Lynx") is a reloadable rocket-propelled flamethrower weapon developed in the 1970s by the Soviet Union. It was one of the earliest weapons of its type, and also one of the largest and most powerful.

Soviet Paratroopers -  VDV-  armed with AKSD folding stock assault rifles.

Troops wear a mixture of the khaki coloured jump overalls and the light green coloured coveralls with hood.



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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. BV202 Bandvagen released.
« Reply #759 on: August 15, 2022, 09:20:54 PM »
Nice.


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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. BV202 Bandvagen released.
« Reply #761 on: August 28, 2022, 12:38:40 PM »
Ooh, good choice with the Strela. Wouldn't mind seeing some figures for the modern Russian range shouldering RPGs too - but the two figures from this set could work as a base for most modellers.


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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. BV202 Bandvagen released.
« Reply #762 on: August 29, 2022, 03:54:34 AM »
Ooh, good choice with the Strela. Wouldn't mind seeing some figures for the modern Russian range shouldering RPGs too - but the two figures from this set could work as a base for most modellers.
true, not a bad idea.
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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. BV202 Bandvagen released.
« Reply #763 on: August 29, 2022, 08:29:19 AM »
Heh, I wound up taking some of Paul Hicks' Soviet sculpts and updating them for the modern period - just as its been so long between the original Modern Russians release and now without any models of soldiers firing RPGs. Its fine having a few of them slung on figure's backs throughout a squad like in the real world, but for gaming having a model actually firing one is kind of necessary. :/

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Re: [COMMERCIAL] Empress Miniatures Cold War Range. BV202 Bandvagen released.
« Reply #764 on: August 31, 2022, 07:35:37 AM »
Dags latest painted Soviets are with the Soviet Helmet head swaps available from all good Empress Miniatures stores.




 

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