Takom 2082, Russian MRAP Typhoon-K, Scale 1:35. FREE POSTAGE

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Takom 2082, Russian MRAP Typhoon-K, Scale 1:35

TK2082 - Takom

The Typhoon-K is part of a family of modular armoured mine resistant vehicles (MRAP) developed for the Russian Armed Forces by Kamaz. There will be a complete family of 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 vehicles developed. The interior features individual seats with weapons holders and head restraints. The seats are attached to the roof of the vehicle to reduce the effects on the personnel of mines. The vehicle itself is designed with reference to a NATO classification STANAG 4569 to withstand a mine containing 8Kg of TNT. The vehicle is also bullet proof using ceramic/steel armour for rounds up to 14.5mm, this also extends to the glazing. Auto inflation bullet proof tyres are also fitted. The crew can return fire from inside the vehicle using loopholes, and provision is made for a remotely operated gun platform.  Entry is normally through the rear ramp though there roof hatches fitted.  To date 260 have been built with the first vehicles appearing at the Moscow Victory Day parade in 2014.

The Kit

This is a welcome new tool from Takom who seem to be on a mission to bring us less mainstream vehicles. The kit arrives in a larger than usual box, when opened the large one part moulding of the upper body of the vehicle really stands out. There are a further four large sprues, a small clear sprue and a small photo etched fret. It should be noted that Takom have provided a full interior for this kit.

All wheels are movable, with the front wheels being steerable. All hatches can be built Open or Closed.

Glue and paint are required for this model. (Not included).

This model also includes FREE postage to anywhere within Australia.

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