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A thorny path to the task SKOT (1)

The command of the Czechoslovak army in the period shortly after the end of the Second World War preferred half-track vehicles as armored personnel carriers. However, the relatively long development of the HAKO transporter ( future OT-810 ) and the wear and tear of loot vehicles ( HKL6p ) forced the then MNO to look for other solutions.

A thorny path to the task SKOT (2)

Although the Czechoslovak Republic was able to develop remarkable weapons in the 1950s, it fell asleep somewhat in the area of armored personnel carriers. Most of the intended projects, with the exception of HAKO, remained on paper or in the stage of functional samples ( eg V3S-O ) and this sad fact was supposed to continue until the end of the 1950s.

Medium Wheeled Armored personnel carrier OT vz. 64 - I.

This monograph is intended for all fans of military equipment, patriots professing Czechoslovak constructions of military vehicles, interested in military equipment of recent times, but it is primarily intended for all modellers. To be precise, plastic modelers, among whom I count myself.


Recently, readers could get acquainted with the article about the beginnings of the development of Czechoslovakia. armored personnel carrier SKOT. Although in 1958 this transporter was still found only in conceptual designs, ideas of other versions, especially mortars, were already being born in the heads of competent MoD employees.




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