Sunday, 23 July 2017

Rapid Fire! 20mm Gulf War - Saladin's Division (part 9) - The 20th Reconnaissance Battalion

The 20th Recce Battalion advances cautiously along a Kuwait side road...

This battalion has BRDM-2 and BTR-50PU in its organization. All models are metal Skytrex with one lonely plastic ACE BTR-50PU. There is also an extra BRDM-2 with AT-5 Spandrel. This one should be in a dedicated A/T battalion but for now he is watching the flank of its parent division.

The ACE model is another enervating model of this company. Plenty of pieces, as well as flash, gives in the end of building a nice representation of the type. I placed an ESCI WWII British tank commander as crew with bended arms and new binoculars like the nice painting in the ACE box artwork.

This Skytrex BTR-50PU started its life as a simple BTR-50P infantry carrier. But then I had no division to allocate this lonely model and I changed it into the Recce version. One more half-turret made of BlueStuff was added to the front and plenty of rear stuctures were made out of EverGreen plastics. Here I just copied the ACE model for the two being as similar as possible.

Next (last post for this division): SP artillery.


  1. Very cool. searching skytrex. ..But dont find Them in 20 mm ��

  2. Look for Skytrex 2013. They were closed for a few years and now they are back (changed their all-metal range into mostly resin) but their 20mm range became very small.

  3. Great work on the conversions again.



  4. Hey joao, i have Look for IT but only find 15 mm models. ..did you Have a link?

    1. What I think they only produce nowadays is the riverine Vietname boats. They had a huge 20mm section both WWii and modern. Maybe on eBay you can still find stuf.