Description

tamiya_enigma

Up-Armored War Horse

During the 1991 Gulf War, the Iraqi army fielded an upgraded variant of the T-55 tank. This unique variant was distinguished by additional armor blocks attached to the turret and hull to enhance protection. These tanks were deployed to regular Iraqi armor units and it is said that they were used as command tanks. Since they lacked an official designation, Coalition forces gave them the name “Enigma” and several examples were captured during the course of the conflict.

 About the Model 

Length: 259mm, Width: 109mm. The imposing form of the tank, including its additional armor suite, has been accurately reproduced. Frames for turret armor blocks are molded separately for greater detail. Hull armor blocks are molded with their frames to enhance ease of assembly. Belt-type tracks included. 1 commander figure included.

Robust form of the tank is accurately reproduced.

Check out the differences between this tank and the T-55.

The various armor blocks make for a very busy front section.

Line it up with the T-55 for an interesting comparison.

Engine grills have been replicated with nylon mesh. Like the actual tank, louvers are viewable through the grills. Plenty of accessories such as external fuel tanks or log are included.