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AA's T-55 Mantlet + KDT1
Accurate Armour T55 Mantlet + Kdt-1
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by: Paul Anstee [ HOFPIG ]

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Accurate Armour as I am sure most of you are aware, produce some fantastic bits of kit in resin. Whilst searching for something ‘different’ I found this little addition for the T-55.

In 1974 T-54 and T-55 started receiving various upgrades one being an additional Laser rangefinder, added above the gun barrel on the mantlet. This resin add-on depicts this particular piece.


The kit arrives in its usual small plastic car headed bag and comprises of a small single piece casting. The kit is cast in Accurate Armour’s standard grey resin. As usual for one of their kits I found little to complain about with it, a minor amount of clean up will be required but is of little significance. The kit is described as being for the tamiya T-55A kit although
I have yet to try dry fitting it to the turret but I foresee no problems. The piece is a straight replacement for the kit part and depicts the barrel in a level position.

The kit was researched and designed by Zack Sex with additional work by Rob Tearle.

Highs: Nice casting and an interesting subject.
Lows: Zero, it does what it say.
Verdict: If you are looking to build a later T-55A or are just after something a little different this is a nice piece for the collection.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: A151
  Suggested Retail: £8.00
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  PUBLISHED: Oct 27, 2013

About Paul Anstee (hofpig)

Has been modeling for about as long as he can remember. Loves WW2 and Post soviet/russian armour, British Armour, Sci-fi, and large spacecraft. Loves good design above all.

Copyright ©2020 text by Paul Anstee [ HOFPIG ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


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