The first kit in the Russian T-54/55 series from Takom, the T-54B Russian Medium Tank is finally here!
This highly detailed static model of the T-54B contains 524 highly detailed parts in grey, including clear parts for the various persicopes found on the tank, 61 photo-etched parts, 1 soft vinyl part for the main gun mantlet dust cover allowing the elevation and depression of the main barrel after assembly, and 1 steel wire for replicating the tow cables on the tank.
The T-54B from Takom gives you the choice of 7 various markings serving in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Syria, and a vehicle which participated in Operation Danube.
The kit features a flawless easy assembly with minimal parts, maintaining all the crisp details such as weld lines, turret cast texture, and bolts. Optional parts in the kit include the choice of two types of road wheels, either the ‘starfish’ or the ‘spiderweb’ road wheel types with complete details showcasing the inner hub assembly. Additionally all hatches can be positioned after assembly.
It is to be noted that Takom has done a wonderful job reworking the slide molded lower hull following the initial release of this kit, while also reworking the wheel hubs, to include the reinforced hubs for the front wheels.