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Tamiya presents the Russian Medium Tank T-55 of which about 10,000 units, including T-54, that served as a base for its development, and derivatives were produced during the Cold War era as a 1/35 scale plastic model. Every characteristic of this tank, low-profile hull, and compact hemispherical turret, powerful main gun, has been accurately reproduced. Details such as welding lines, cast iron appearance, 12.7mm anti-aircraft machinegun and protective cover on tank commander have been crisply molded. This historically important tank is a must-have for any post WWII era tank collector.

About The T-55A Russian Medium Tank

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.

Tamiya presents the 1/35 scale plastic assembly kit of the Russian Medium Tank T-55A. The unique form of this tank has been accurately replicated. You can choose between several versions, with or without a DShK-M anti-aircraft machinegun, of the T-55 and T-55A. You will also be able to represent Polish or Czechoslovakian built versions. Every characteristic of the T-55A such as the engine grills and external fuel tanks has been reproduced down to the finest details. One tank crew chief figure and decals for 5 different markings are included.

The unique functional form of the T-55 has been recreated referring to abundant materials. The low-profile silhouette of this tank has been accurately replicated.
Like upper surfaces, under surfaces have been precisely molded to make this model even more authentic. Tracks and wheels have also been reproduced identically to the actual tank.
Crisply molded details such as wrinkles on protective canvas, 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun and commander figure enhance turret realism. Toolboxes with delicately molded latches and handles on the upper side of the hull also give a striking feel of realism.
The complicated form of the well-armored turret has been perfectly replicated. Cast iron appearance also enhances realism.
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.