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1/48 Military Miniature Series No.98
Russian Medium Tank T-55
Item No: 32598

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.

About the Model
šThis is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 190mm, width: 69mm. šThe low form of the tank with hemispherical turret and 100mm gun is accurately captured. šWeld lines and cast turret texture authentically recreated. šDetailed model includes depiction of DShK-M anti-air machine gun. šAssembly type tracks feature one-piece straight sections. šIncludes metal weights to give the model a realistically heavy feel. šComes with a commander torso figure and one marking option.


šLeft: The low-profile form of the T-55 is expertly captured in compact 1/48 scale, and awaits addition to your armor collection!

šRight: Cast iron surface textures on the turret are accurately depicted. Figure and detailed anti-air machine gun add further depth.

šLeft: Assembly type tracks have single piece straight sections, giving a realistic rendering of top run 'sag' in addition to super detail.

šRight: Plenty of accessories are included in the kit, such as these fuel drums and an unditching log for installation on the rear.

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)

★Precision cementing
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.