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Soviet T-80BV Main Battle Tank with Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) - 4th Guards "Kantemirovskaya" Tank Division, Soviet Union, 1990 (1:72 Scale)
Soviet T-80BV Main Battle Tank with Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) - 4th Guards "Kantemirovskaya" Tank Division, Soviet Union, 1990

War Master Soviet T-80BV Main Battle Tank with Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) - 4th Guards "Kantemirovskaya" Tank Division, Soviet Union, 1990




 
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War Master WMTK052 Soviet T-80BV Main Battle Tank with Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) - 4th Guards "Kantemirovskaya" Tank Division, Soviet Union, 1990 (1:72 Scale)

"By powerful artillery fire, air strikes, and a wave of attacking tanks, we're supposed to swiftly crush the enemy."
- Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov

The T-80 is a third-generation main battle tank (MBT) designed and manufactured in the Soviet Union. A development of the T-64, it entered service in 1976 and was the first production tank to be equipped with a gas turbine engine for main propulsion. The T-80U was last produced in a factory in Omsk, Russia, while the T-80UD and further-developed T-84 continue to be produced in Ukraine. The T-80 and its variants are in service in Belarus, Cyprus, Kazakhstan Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, and Ukraine. The chief designer of the T-80 was the Russian engineer Nikolay Popov.

Pictured here is a 1:72 scale replica of a Soviet T-80BV main battle tank that was attached to the 4th Guards "Kantemirovskaya" Tank Division, then deployed to the Soviet Union during 1990. Now in stock!


Dimensions:
Length: 4-inches
Width: 2-1/4-inches

Release Date: September 2014

Historical Account: "Russia's Elite" - During the most serious crisis of Yeltsin's premiership, the 1993 constitutional crisis, the Kantemir Division was one of several key divisions that had given their reluctant support to Yeltsin by October 4, the decisive point in the crisis.

Units of the division took part in the First Chechen War. In the early 1990s, the division came under the command of the famous 1st Guards Tank Army, along with the 144th Guards Motor Rifle Division. The 1st GTA had relocated from the former East Germany to Smolensk when Soviet troops left Germany at the beginning of the 90s; it was disbanded in 1998, as was the 144th MRD. Thereafter the Kantemirovskaya Division came under the command of the 20th Guards Army.

Division personnel took part in peace-keeping operations in South Ossetia during 1997, and in Kosovo in 1998-2002, later participating in the Second Chechen War.

On May 9th, 2005, eight T-80BV tanks from the division took part in the parade in Moscow to mark the 60th anniversary of VE Day. On December 27th, 2005, the division was visited by Sergei Ivanov, the Russian Defense Minister. Most recently, in early 2006, the division's 13th Tank Regiment participated, along with other 20th Guards Army units, in the joint Russian-Belorussian "Shield of Union" military exercises.

The Kantemirovsky street in Moscow is named in the honor of the division.

According to the Novosti news agency the 4th Guards Kantemirovskaya is on the road of being disbanded by the Russian Defense Ministry. According to the Russian government, the division will be converted into two brigades. The high command of the Russian armed forces has said the newly established brigades would retain their honorary names and banners.
Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Rotating turret
  • Elevating gun
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with acrylic display case

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