T-55A Early Mod. 1965

    T-55A Early Mod. 1965

    Plastic model kit of the company MINIART, for the construction of Soviet tank T-55A, in 1/35 scale.

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    Plastic kit from MINIART, for the assembly of a Soviet tank of modern era, in 1/35 scale. Includes sprues with plastic parts, assembly instructions, P.E. parts, clear parts and decals.

    T-55A was produced between 1963–1981, in Poland 1964–1979. The T-55A MBT was primarily developed to incorporate a new antiradiation lining and full PAZ/FVU chemical filtration system. One of the major internal additions was the use of a plasticized lead sheeting for antiradiation protection. This was evident externally due to use of an enlarged driver's hatch and enlarged combings over the commander's and loader's hatch to accommodate the new material. Improved POV anti-radiation protection (leading to visibly protruding turret hatches) and NBC filtration, dispensed with bow machine gun. The coaxial SGMT machine gun was replaced with a PKT machine gun. The hull machine gun was removed, which made room for six more 100 mm gun rounds. Since 1970, T-55A tanks began to receive a new turret fitting for the 12.7mm DShK 1938/46 antiaircraft heavy machine gun.

    After WW II
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