Tamiya Military 1/48 Russian T55 Medium Tank Kit
Tamiya’s 1/35 T-55 model kit is regarded as a staple model kit among model contest aficionados. Tamiya brings this fan-favorite subject to a smaller scale with this 1/48 rendition. The T-55 medium tank not only provided a base for later T-62, T-72 and T-80 designs still in use today, but it also spurred Western rivals on and contributed to the great East-West arms race of the Cold War. Its 100mm gun compared favorably with the West’s 90mm counterpart, and with HEAT rounds could defeat up to 390mm of armor. The T-55 was produced in the USSR, and under license in Czechoslovakia and Poland, and supplied to Soviet countries and clients worldwide – it even faced off against U.S.-designed M48s and M60A1s in the Middle East.
- 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 190mm, width: 69mm.
- Features authentic recreations of weld lines and cast turret surfaces.
- 100mm main gun and anti-aircraft machine gun provide added realism
- Assembly type tracks have single-piece straight sections.
- Comes with a commander torso figure surveying the battle in front, and decals to create a single marking option.