The T-72M is the downgraded, export version of the T-72A Russian main battle tank. Built in Poland and former Czechoslovakia, as well as the Soviet Union, the T-72M lacked composite armour and was outfitted with a much simpler fire control system. The tank was usually supplied with inferior ammunition, compared to the Soviet army standard.

Manned by a crew of 3, the T-72M is armed with a 125 mm smoothbore gun and was widely exported to various countries. The tank saw extensive combat during the Iran–Iraq War, 2nd Gulf War, and is still in service with the newly rebuilt Iraqi army alongside the various developed and modernised models of the same tank. 

Trumpeter 1/35 T-72M Main Battle Tank features:

  • Highly detailed kit featuring crisp details.
  • Newly tooled turret with laser range finder.
  • Subtle cast texture effect and weld lines on the turret.
  • Flip out side skirts.
  • Single piece, slide moulded external fuel drums.
  • Individual track links assembly.
  • Clear parts for the periscopes and optical range finder.
  • 3 PE frets.
  • Length of copper wire to depict tow cable.
  • Length of vinyl tube to depict external fuel pipes.
  • 1 marking option.