Tuesday, January 11

Preview: Tiger Model's new 1/35th scale Russian Army T-90M MBT

Tiger Model is taking up where it left off in some ways, with the newest kit being an adaptation of their earlier T-90MS “Tagil” MBT kit. The T-90M kit looks just as nice and it features the MBT of the Russian forces. More about the tank and the kit in our preview...

Preview: Tiger Model's new 1/35th scale Russian Army T-90M MBT 

Russian Army T-90M MBT 
(Russian Uralvagonzavod T-90M MBT 2017 - present)
From Tiger Model
Kit No #4614
1/35th scale
Expected release in March 2022
Tiger Model Website
The Subject: Russian Army T-90M MBT (Russian Uralvagonzavod T-90M MBT 2017 - present):
The T-90M model 2017 is also nicknamed Proryv-3. It is an upgraded variant of the export version of the T-90MS Main Battle Tank (MBT) developed and designed by the Russian Company Uralvagonzavod. 
The T-90M Model 2017 is improved in terms of protection, mobility and firepower. The T-90M was tested by the Russian army during the military exercise Zapad-2017 which was held from 14 to 20 September 2017. This tank was upgraded thanks to the combat experience of the Russian armed forces gained during the operations in Syria. 
The Russian Defense Ministry and the company UralVagonZavod has signed a contract for the delivery of T-90M main battle tanks to the Russian army at the Army-2017 International Military-Technical Forum that was held near Moscow in August 2017. According to a statement released on April 13, 2020, by the Russian army press service, the first T-90M Proryv Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) have been delivered to the 1St Guards Tank Army of Western Military District deployed in five regions of Russia.

The lower part of the turret on 360° is also protected by an RPG metal net
The T-90M's main identifying features include the modernisation of the old turret design, which is equipped with the new advanced fire control system "Kalina" (with integrated combat information and control systems), improved armour on the ammo carousel, and a new upgraded gun 2A46M-5, as well as a remote-controlled anti-aircraft gun "UDP T05BV-1". 

A remotely operated weapon station armed with one NSVT 12.7mm heavy machine gun is mounted at the rear of the commander hatch.
The new version also includes the Relikt ERA bricks instead of the Kontakt-5 ERA bricks. Other improvements include a new 1130 hp V-92S2F engine, an enhanced environmental control system, and satellite navigation systems.
The Russian T-90M (not to be confused with the Indian T-90M) is the latest upgrade to the T-90 with Russian forces while the T-90MS/SM is the latest export version.

Of course, like all good Russian tanks, a wood log is mounted to the right side of the hull

The Kit: Tiger Model's Russian Uralvagonzavod T-90M MBT 2017 - present kit.
Tiger Model follows on from their earlier release of the T-90MS “Tagil” MBT kit from (way back now) in 2016. This kit features a lot in common with that one, in that it also has photo-etch parts included, it has transparent parts, metal towing cables, positionable turret and hatches and its larger parts are made from slide moulded parts
That unfortunately, is all we know about the kit so far, apart from it looks like an expected March  2022 release for this kit.

Check out Tiger Models Website for more on their kits…