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Marksman anti-aircraft system was a system developed by Marconi with two 35 mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns mounted to an tank/armoured vehicle chassis to make a Self Propelled Anti Aircraft gun. The prototype was fitted to a Chieftain tank chassis. In the end it was only ordered by Finland who fitted it to T-55 chassis originally, and then Leopard 2 chassis later on. Prototype seen at Duxford, pics thanks to Mark Bentley.
This is a great kit, lovely sharp details, excellent plastic and etched parts. The running gear and hull go together with relative ease, and soon looks great, especially with the separate plumbing for the fuel tanks; The main gun on the other hand is a test of patience, there will be over a hundred parts to this ‘bit’ once complete, lots of very and I mean very small bits to make sub-assemblies and then glue these onto other assemblies as you go along. I have no doubt that once complete it will look stunning. Just very time consuming
Soviet ZSU-57-2 SPAAG Takom 1:35 Following WWII and with the advent of the cold war the Soviets found themselves facing a potential enemy with good ground attack aircraft, they realised that a dedicated Anti-aircraft gun mounting auto cannons not machine guns was needed. To keep up with armoured forces this would also need to be tracked. Using the newest tank chassis the T-54 it was proposed as objeck 500 and would mount a twin 57mm S-68 automatic cannon. Development began in the late 1940's with updates in the early 1950's, finally entering service in 1955. The system relied entirely on