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BT-7 Fast Tankovy Company (SBX20) BT-7 Fast Tankovy Company (SBX20)
includes five BT-7 Tanks with optionall AA MG & one Tank Commander sprue.

Once the Soviet infantry had broken through the enemy lines, deep operations began. These called for tank and cavalry forces to advance rapidly to take objectives up to a hundred kilometres (sixty miles) or more behind the front, surrounding the enemy and destroying them. For this role the Red Army looked at a tank designed by an American, Walter Christie, and like the T-26, built unlicensed copies in huge numbers as the BT series of fast tanks.

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BT-7 Fast Tankovy Company (SBX20) The thing that made the Christie design attractive for this role was its speed, both cross country and on roads. Its mobility came from a novel suspension system of large rubber-shod road wheels mounted on long coil springs. This allowed the wheels to absorb he shock of high-speed cross country travel, and when the tracks were removed, allowed the tank to drive at high speeds on roads. While an interesting idea, the impracticality of taking the tracks on and off the tanks in a combat situation meant that they never tried it in action.

The BT-7 was armed with the 45mm gun, one of the most powerful tank guns in the world at the time. 
The BT-7 fast tank was an improvement of the BT-5 design. It fitted a redesigned slopped turret, a welded hull and a more powerful engine. The overall effect was increased armour, while the tank remained as manoeuvrability as the earlier model. It also retained the excellent 45mm obr 1938 gun, giving it plenty of anti-tank punch!

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Mark Hazell
BT-7 Fast Tankovy Company (SBX20)
The BT-7 in Flames Of War
Equipment and Notes

BT-7 Standard Tank 1 1 1 Co-ax MG, Fast tank, Limited vision, Unreliable.
45mm obr 1938 gun 24"/60cm
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Fast Tank
Tanks based on Christie’s design are built around exceptionally powerful engines and flexible suspensions and can really move when the throttle’s opened up.

Fast tanks can move up to 32”/80cm At the Double. However, they still only go 12”/30cm during normal
BT-7 Fast Tankovy Company (SBX20) BT-7 Fast Tankovy Company (SBX20)
Limited Vision
In order to pack more into small tanks, some tank designers reduced the crew to a minimum and severely
limited the number of vision devices. Thus, the tanks require the commander to operate as a somewhat vision-impaired gunner as well.

Tanks with Limited Vision add +1 to the score required to hit when shooting any weapon except an AA MG at
targets that are entirely behind a line drawn across the front of the tank’s turret before they rotate their turret to face the target.

Tanks with Limited Vision must rotate their turret to point straight ahead when they move.
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Whether poorly designed, unsuitable for the conditions, or requiring more maintenance than current supply considerations will allow, these vehicles have a significant chance of breakdown when pushed too hard.

If an Unreliable vehicle attempts to move At the Double, roll a die. On a roll of 1 the vehicle becomes Bogged Down.

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Last Updated On Friday, May 19, 2023 by Wayne at Battlefront