Length: 190mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.
|A Prolific Design
The T-55 was born in an era of increasing West-East Cold War tension, as an upgrade to the existing T-54. This low-profile design with hemispherical turret was extremely well suited to mass production, and even featured rudimentary protection from chemical weapons. It was also produced under license in Czechoslovakia and Poland, and when added with the T-54 its production run is said to have run to the astonishing number of 100,000 units. Warsaw Pact countries and Arab client states were among those who operated the T-55, meaning it saw significant action in the Middle East and even the Gulf War.
|Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/48 Russian Medium Tank T-55|
|Tamiya Color Spray Paint||Tamiya Color Spray Paint
|TS-28 Olive drab 2||—|
|Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint||Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
|LP-1 Black||LP-2 White|
|LP-3 Flat black||LP-29 Olive drab 2|
|LP-54 Dark iron||LP-61 Metallic gray|
|LP-65 Rubber black||LP-66 Flat flesh|
|LP-73 Khaki||LP-74 Flat earth|
|Tamiya Color||Tamiya Color||Tamiya Color|
|X-1 Black||X-2 White||X-10 Gun metal|
|XF-1 Flat black||XF-15 Flat flesh||XF-49 Khaki|
|XF-52 Flat earth||XF-56 Metallic grey||XF-84 Dark iron|
|XF-85 Rubber black||—||—|
|★Useful tools in the construction of your model
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)
Item 74132 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 0.8mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)
Item 87188 Tamiya Multipurpose Cement (Clear)
|★Make the details stand out!
Item 87131 Panel Line Accent Color (Black)
Item 87132 Panel Line Accent Color (Brown)
Item 87140 Panel Line Accent Color (Dark Brown)
Item 87199 Panel Line Accent Color (Dark Gray)
Item 87201 Figure Accent Color (Pink-Brown)
|★Adding realistic weathering effects to your model
Tamiya Weathering Master & Stick
|★Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73004 Display Case C
Information is current as of March 6, 2020. Specifications are subject to change without notice.