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BTR-50PK Company (VPABX04) BTR-50PK Company (VPABX04)
includes five BTR-50PK Armoured Personnel Carriers, one Tank Commander sprue & one PAVN decal sheet.

The three companies of a North Vietnamese armoured battalions were often equipped with different types of tanks. At first this was due to a shortage of modern tanks, but later combinations of tanks, amphibious tanks, and armoured personnel carriers allowed a battalion to undertake whatever role was assigned it without further support.

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The Vietnam War defined a generation, whether it was through service in Vietnam or opposition to the war. The war in Vietnam remains one the bloodiest wars since the Second World War.

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BTR-50PK Company (VPABX04) Most armoured battalions include a đại đội cơ giới bộ binh
(pronounced dai doy kur vay boh beeng), or mechanised infantry company. These operate Soviet BTR-50PK xe thiết giáp chở quân (pronounced ser tee-et harp chur kwun) armoured troop carriers. Their role is to use their mobility and armour to advance close behind the tanks, then dismount and assault on foot covered by fire from the tank’s guns. Their high proportion of B41 anti-tank weapons means that they can defend themselves if attacked by enemy tanks.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Blake Coster

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The BTR-50PK in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
BTR-50PK
Standard Tank 1 1
1
.50 cal AA MG, Amphibious, Wide tracks.
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Most armoured battalions included a mechanised infantry company operating Soviet BTR-5OPK armoured troop carriers. Their role is to use their mobility and armour to advance close behind the tanks, then dismount and assault on foot covered by fire from the tank’s guns.
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Wide Tracks
Some excellent tank designs have successfully utilised wider tracks, allowing them to cross almost any terrain.


If a vehicle with Wide Tracks becomes Bogged Down while attempting to cross Rough Terrain, roll again. On a roll of 4+ the vehicle immediately frees itself and continues moving.
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Amphibious
Amphibious vehicles are designed to swim, carrying their passengers across rivers or lakes.


Amphibious vehicles treat all Impassable water terrain as Difficult Going instead of Impassable. If Passengers are forced to Dismount for any reason while in Impassable water, they drown and count as Destroyed.
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The BTR-50PK Company Moves Out
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Contents of the BTR-50PK Company Box Set
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BTR-50PK Company (VPABX04)
Description of Components
a. 1x Tank commander sprue.
b. 1x Hatch sprue.
c.
5x .50cal AA MGs
d.
5x Mudguard sprues.
e. 5x Right-hand side tracks.
f.
5x Left-hand side tracks.
g.
5x Resin BTR-50PK hulls.
PAVN Tank Decal Sheet
Description of Components
a. 1x PAVN tank decal sheet.
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Assembling The BTR-50PK
Follow the diagram to the below to correctly assemble the BTR-50PK.

Tip: Use the figure of your choice from the tank commander sprue to identify the platoon command tank.

Below: The assembly diagram for the BTR-50PK.

BTR-50PK Company (VPABX04)
PAVN Tank Painting Guide
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Last Updated On Friday, April 5, 2013 by Blake at Battlefront