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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series HG3323
Morozov T-55 Diecast Model
Soviet Army, #522, USSR, 1970s

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Morozov T-55   5"   2"

As a replacement for the WWII era T-34 the T-55 was produced in the USSR from 1963 - 1981 and under license in Poland from 1964 - 1979 as well as in Czechoslovakia and in China as the Type 59.

During the "Cold War" period it was felt that there was a need for a new anti-radiation system for the T-55. A new lining and full chemical filtration system were added to the tanks and these became known as the T-55A. A T-55A is distinguishable because these modifications made it necessary to enlarge the Driver's hatch and enlarge the combing over the Commander's and Loader's hatch.

The new improvements brought about the removal of the bow machine gun. The coaxial machine gun was updated and room for 6 more main gun rounds (100mm) was made possible with the removal of the hull machine gun. Starting in 1970 a new turret fitting was adding to the T-55A to accommodate the new 12.7mm anti-aircraft heavy machine gun.

Morozov T-55

Designed as a descendant of the Soviet Union's famous T-34 medium tank, the T-55 series of main battle tanks first entered service in 1959. This tank has a fully tracked, five-road-wheeled chassis with no space between the first and second road wheels and no return rollers. It combines a high-velocity gun, a highly mobile chassis, a low silhouette and exceptional long-range endurance. It can ford depths of 1.4 meters without preparation and 5.5 meters with snorkel equipment. Used by some 47 other nations on both sides of the Iron Curtain, the T-55 saw use with Soviet and Warsaw Pact forces.

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Hobby Master's 1:72 scale T-55 is constructed with an intelligent mix of diecast metal and plastic, which gives this model maximum scale replication. One of the highlights of this T-55 is an extraordinarily detailed turret, which is constructed of diecast metal combined with plastic components such as the separately-applied commander and gunner's hatches with scale rivets and hinges, the floodlights and the DShk 108mm heavy machine gun. The mantlet has a simulated canvas cover and the cannon is made of solid diecast metal. The hull is constructed of plastic, with separately-applied equipment storage boxes, tow cables and spare track. The lever arms of the torsion bar suspension can be seen on the model's underside.

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Hobby Master 1:72 Ground Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

Hobby Master "1:72 Ground Power Series" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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