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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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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.
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