Russian Medium Tank, T-55A (Tamiya)

This is the Tamiya 35 257-3000 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘Russian Medium Tank, T-55A’.

Russian Medium Tank, T-55A


T-55 production began in 1958, as opposition between western countries and the Soviet Union grew. It was easy to produce and featured an oblique front hull wall, a compact hull and a semi-spherical turret to limit vulnerability. The T-55 was also well armed with a 100mm main gun.

In the early 60’s, the T-55A with anti-radiation internal liner and anti-radiation cover on the tank commander cupola was developed. T-55 and T-55A were also license built by Czechoslovakia and Poland and some received various improved equipment resulting in many sub-types.

T-55 production continued until the late 70’s and equipped the armies of over 40 countries. It was used in various wars such as the Middle-East Wars and the Gulf War and is still in service today in some countries.

Source: Tamiya website


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  • Hobbymesse 2012

Russian Medium Tank, T-55 (Italeri)

This is the Italieri 6427 kit in 1/35 scale, of the ‘Russian Medium Tank, T-55’.

Russian Medium Tank, T-55


The T-54 and T-55 tanks were a series of main battle tanks designed in the Soviet Union. The first T-54 prototype appeared in March 1945, just as the Second World War ended.

The T-54 entered full production in 1947 and became the main tank for armored units of the Soviet Army, armies of the Warsaw Pact countries, and others. T-54s and T-55s were involved in many of the world’s armed conflicts during the late 20th and early 21st century.

Source: Wikipedia


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