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Taliban T-55 Main Battle Tank - Afghanistan, 2003

Hobby Master Taliban T-55 Main Battle Tank - Afghanistan, 2003




 
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Hobby Master HG3319 Taliban T-55 Main Battle Tank - Afghanistan, 2003 (1:72 Scale) "Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq. We did. I promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11. We have. We've blunted the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014, our longest war will be over. A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al Qaeda is on the path to defeat, and Osama bin Laden is dead."
- President Barack Obama

The T-54 and T-55 main battle tanks were the Soviet Union's replacements for the World War II era T-34 tank. The T-54/55 tank series is the most numerous in the world, and very widely employed, especially by former client states of the Soviet Union.

The T-54 and T-55 tanks are very similar and difficult to distinguish visually. Many T-54s were updated to T-55 standards. Soviet tanks were factory-overhauled every 7,000 km, and often given minor technology updates. Many states have added or modified tank equipment (India affixed fake fume extractors to its T-54s and T-55s, so that Indian gunners wouldn't confuse them with Pakistani Type 59s).

The T-54 can be distinguished by a dome-shaped ventilator on the turret front-right, and has a SGMT 7.62 mm machine gun in a fixed mount in the front of the hull, operated by the driver. Early T-54s lacked a gun fume extractor, had an undercut at the turret rear, and a distinctive "pig-snout" gun mantlet. The T-55's new turret has large D-shaped roof panels, visible from above.

This particular 1:72 scale replica of a Russian T-55 main battle tank was used by the Taliban in Afghanistan during 2003. Special Order!

Dimensions:
Length: 4 inches
Width: 1.5 inches

Release Date: September 2013

Features
  • Plastic construction
  • Rotating turret
  • Elevating gun
  • Static tracks
  • Acrylic display case

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