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Object 704 SPH
Soviet Object 704 SPH
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]


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Armorama

SUMMARY
Highs: Individual track-links that look easy to make.
Lows: Single prototype so no real battle reference, markings, etc.
Verdict: An interesting release that won't appeal to a wide audience, but some will love.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 05575
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  PUBLISHED: Jun 23, 2014
  NATIONALITY: Russia
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.91%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 84.63%

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...

Copyright 2017 text by Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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Comments

thanks for the video, Jim. That lack of rifling is disappointing. I see that they included PE insert for plastic barrel but it looks a bit oversized. Let's hope somebody does the replacement quickly!
JUN 23, 2014 - 05:55 PM
Jim, many thanks for another very informative video. I think I might find it quicker to get the kit than grind through the Soviet tech tree to get to the Object 704 Looking at the instructions I would take it that the rifling (PE5) is for both the plastic and metal barrels. Many thanks for all the effort you put into the site cheers David
JUN 23, 2014 - 06:49 PM
Great review . Nice looking kit , will have to get one for a Panzer 46 diorama . WOT Chieftain's Hatch has a 2 part episode on this beast , inside and out December 18 & 30 , 2013 .
JUN 23, 2014 - 11:10 PM
I will be able to tell that when I get the kit, but it looks to me that plastic with PE5 is alternative to metal. Because the arrow from PE5 goes to plastic and not to both. In principle it is an easy aftermarket fix as there are ML-20 barrels from several brands, but they all have muzzle brake and the barrel is thinned to fix it. So, basically any company with ML-20 barrel can make ML-20SM by just not removing metal in the area where they put muzzle...
JUN 24, 2014 - 05:59 AM
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