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Bedspring Armour (SU961)

Bed Spring Armour (SU960)

Bedspring Armour (SU961)
Includes four plastic sprues of bedspring improvised armour, two with square pattern and two with diamond pattern.

In 1945 the Soviets began to fit mesh spaced armour to the side of their tanks and assault guns to give added protection against weapons such as the Panzerfaust. This quickly became known as bedspring armour, due to it looking like the sprung metal base of a bed.

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Berlin: Soviet
By April 1945 the Soviet Red Army had pushed to the Oder River, just on the doorstep of the German Capital, Berlin. On 16 April 1945 the Soviets launched the Berlin Offensive across the Oder.

However, the Germans had not been idle and withdrew from the Oder River and took up positions on the Seelow Height on the most direct route to Berlin. Eventually the Soviet weight of numbers and firepower told and three German were thrown back from the Oder.

Berlin: Soviet
Diamond pattern sprue (x2) 
Bed Spring Armour (SU960)
Square pattern sprue (x2) 
Bed Spring Armour (SU960)
Typical Bedspring Armour configuration
Of course, photos show various different configurations, many with fewer sections of armour. So if you wish, you can make your pack of armour stretch further by applying less to each tank.
Bed Spring Armour (SU960) Bed Spring Armour (SU960)
Bed Spring Armour (SU960) Bed Spring Armour (SU960)
Bed Spring Armour (SU960)

Check out these modelling articles for some tips on using Bedspring Armour:

Painting Bed Spring Armour Damaging Bed Spring Armour
Painting Bedspring Armour... Damaging Bedspring Armour...

Last Updated On Monday, February 20, 2023