MiniArt’s new T-54b in 35th scale is a BIG kit full of a lot of parts and they have released a helpful video showing all of what’s getting squeezed inside of this kit along with the feature set. It looks to be the most detailed T-54B yet released in injection plastic – but you be the judge by having a look in our preview…
Video Preview: T-54B Soviet Medium Tank
BOX: 385x240x80 mm
1030 Total parts including Phot Etch, clear and grey injection moulded plastic.
Post-WWII Soviet mediums seem to be the fashion right now – with everyone turning their hand to either a T-44, 44M, T-55 and now T54’s are getting the treatment.
But just how detailed are these kits coming out? It looks like Miniart has got the one up here with the sheer amount of detail that has gone into their latest kit – the T-54A in 35th scale...
A little bit about the T-54A in real life:
In the beginning of the 1950s, the OKB-520 design bureau of the Stalin Ural Tank Factory No. 183 (Uralvagonzavod) was led by Leonid N. Kartsev, and in March 1953 his first decision was to fit the 100 mm D-10T tank gun with the STP-1 "Gorizont" vertical stabilizer. The new tank gun received the designation D-10TG and was fitted into the T-54's turret. The new tank received night vision equipment for the driver and was designated T-54A (Ob'yekt 137G). Originally, this had a small muzzle counter-weight, which was later replaced with a fume extractor. It was equipped with an OPVT wading snorkel, the TSh-2A-22 telescopic sight, TVN-1 infrared driver's periscope and IR headlight, a new R-113 radio, multi-stage engine air filter and radiator controls for improved engine performance, an electrical oil pump, a bilge pump, an automatic fire extinguisher and extra fuel tanks.
This new kit of the T-54B from MiniArt features:
1030 Total Details
1011 Plastic Parts
19 Clear Plastic Parts
138 Photo-etched Parts
Some pictures in CAD of the many working parts of this release…
Workable Torsion Bars
Driver Compartment Interior
Rotating Fighting Compartment Floor
Full Ammunition load out
Fighting Compartment Interior
Two Types Of Wheels
All Hatches Can Be Assembled Open Or Closed
Highly Detailed Interior Of Turret
Build-Up Options: 2 Operating Modes (Day/Night)
Decals Sheet For 3 Options
Watch The Video showing off the kit (with very dramatic music) Here...
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