Production of the T-55 began in 1958 at a time of high tensions between the West and the Soviet Union. The tank was easy to produce and featured a compact hull and a dome-shaped turret equipped with a 100mm main gun. In the early 1960's, the T-55A with anti-radiation equipment was developed. T-55 and T-55A were also license built by Czechoslovakia and Poland and some received various improvements resulting in many sub-types. T-55 production continued until the late 70's and they equipped the armies of over 40 countries. They were used in various conflicts such as the Middle-East Wars and the Gulf War. About the Model: This model comes with photo-etched parts and a metal gun barrel made by acclaimed Polish aftermarket parts manufacturer Aber. The photo-etched parts include fine details such as engine grille, equipment fasteners, and commander's hatch area. The aluminum gun barrel provides the model with a heightened level of precision. In addition to the T-55A from Russian and Czechoslovak Armies, T-55 and T-55A equipped with a DShk-M machine gun from Russian and Polish Armies can also be reproduced. Engine grille, fuel drums, and complex road wheels have all been reproduced. Comes with a commander figure and 5 marking options. Paint colors needed: Gun Metal, Chrome Silver, Semi-Gloss Black, Flat Black, Flat Flesh, Khaki, Metallic Gray, and Red Brown.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|
|The photo-etched/metal parts require super glue and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|