T-55 Medium Tank, Soviet Army, 522, 1970s (1:72), Hobby Master Diecast Military Armor Item Number HG3323

Length: 5"
Width 2"

Prepainted Diecast Metal Model

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    Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
    T-55 Soviet Medium Tank
    522, Soviet Army, 1970s

    Authentic Detailing
    Pre-Painted by professionals
    Accurate paint colors
    Markings Tampo (pad) applied
    Fully Assembled
    Die-Cast Model
    True to Scale (1:72)
    Weathering and insignias
    Turret turns
    Metal turret and main gun
    Realistic tracks

    As a replacement for the WWII era T-34 the T-55 was produced in the USSR from 1963 - 1981 and under license in Poland from 1964 � 1979 as well as in Czechoslovakia and in Chinaas the Type 59.

    During the "Cold War" period it was felt that there was a need for a new anti-radiation system for the T-55. A new lining and full chemical filtration system were added to the tanks and these became known as the T-55A. A T-55A is distinguishable because these modifications made it necessary to enlarge the Driver�s hatch and enlarge the combing over the Commander�s and Loader�s hatch.

    The new improvements brought about the removal of the bow machine gun. The coaxial machine gun was updated and room for 6 more main gun rounds (100mm) was made possible with the removal of the hull machine gun. Starting in 1970 a new turret fitting was adding to the T-55A to accommodate the new 12.7mm anti-aircraft heavy machine gun.