There were two main differences between the two models. The CV-35’s armor was bolted rather than riveted, and the single FIAT mod.14 6.5 mm (0.31 in) machine-gun was later replaced by twin-mount FIAT mod.34s or Breda mod.38s 8 mm. There were also minor modifications between models, depending on the parts used and the manufacturer. This new model was mass-produced, and many CV-33s (renamed L3/33 in 1938) were retrofitted to the L3/35 specifications. The L3/35 armor was also slightly heavier, but the vehicle had a more powerful FIAT SVA petrol engine, and the speed was almost unchanged. The twin mount was an ingenious system which made lateral and vertical aiming easy, but, in the desert, sand dust tended to jam this mount. The upper part of the tracks was supported by Acacia wooden trails. A large encasing was placed just after the forward wheel to accommodate spare parts. The serie II differed only by minor details.
This is Peter's 3d-printed Burford-Kegresse MG carrier in 1/100 (15mm) scale.
It was an interwar British vehicle that mounted a pair of Vickers guns on an adapted aerial Scarff mount. I don't believe any made it into service in WWII; the Kegresse track system was thoroughly obsolete by then.
T-44 production came about as a successor to the world-famous T-34.
However, it was a near total redesign. It was made with the intention of
having greater cross-country performance, and more effective armor. In
1943, the plan was to mount the 85mm gun on a new, and improved
platform, taking into account all the lessons learned from the T-34, but
when the T-34-85 was produced, it was clear that the T-44 lost out on
its cutting edge design somewhat (as it shared some features with the
T-34-85), and the design was considered less important than increasing
T-34 production, mostly because developing and producing a new vehicle
would slow down overall production of tanks – something the Red Army
could hardly afford, even by this stage of the war. The T-44 project was
reworked later in the war, and although it was mass produced, it was
still a very secretive design. The T-44 design had some attempts after
the war to give it a larger armament, which led directly on to the
highly successful T-54/55 tank.
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