I recently came across images of a 1/35-scale T-80BV, in which the front faces of the ERA bricks were heavily damaged revealing large areas of rust. I’m not sure of the actual composition of these items, but wonder whether such corrosion would be appropriate. Also, does anyone know what metal would be used for the main and auxiliary fuel tanks on this tank … aluminium?
Based on how the Kontakt ERA blocks are made, internal rusting does seem possible.
Each Kontakt-1 block consists of two 4S20 explosive elements which are composed of plastic explosives sandwiched between two flat steel plates.
Yes, the fender-mounted fuel tanks are aluminum. Internal tanks, I think, are a plastic/rubber to resist penetration and explosion.
Thanks for the clarification. Clearly, knowing what materials would be used dictates the appearance of any weathering treatment.
I hope the internal fuel tanks are not like the rubber fuel tank on my wife’s 2009 Prius. Depending on the outside temp, the tank does not expand when cold enough and you never know how much fuel you have or can put in the tank particularly in winter. Seems like this would be a disaster for the commanders never knowing how far a tank could go.