Tamiya 1/48 Russian Medium Tank T-55 #32598
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The T34/85 was built with the aim of overpowering the new and improved German Tiger and Panther tanks which the Russian forces were encountering. It was given a powerful 85mm main gun and a 3-man turret enclosed by cast-iron heavy armor, while the hull featured sloped armor. Nonetheless, it was a relatively lightweight vehicle and thanks to the power supplied by the 500hp V-12 diesel engine was very maneuverable. Around 29,000 were produced between late 1943 and June 1945, and together with its predecessor the T34/76 it provided the impetus for the Russian advance on Berlin.
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit of the long-serving T34/85, which featured in WWII and the Korean War.
★Length: 235mm, Width: 88mm.
★Sloped armor on the hull is replicated faithfully, as is the rough finish of the cast iron which is characteristic of Russian tanks. Weld joints are also accurately recreated.
★Features moveable long-barreled 85mm main gun.
★Gunner's rail on hull and other details are depicted using separate parts.
★Commander and gunner hatches are openable.
★Choose from decals to recreate the markings of 4 WWII and 1 Korean War tank.
Jul 10, 2020
Sensible medium-low parts count but still maintains good level of detail.
The only minus point would be the single marking/decal option. Even 1 alternate scheme would have been welcomed especially as after market decals are think on the ground for 1/48 armour.
Very well engineered assembly as you would expect from Tamiya. view less