TR09581 Russian T-80UD MBT- Early. Scale 1:35. Free Postage
Russian T-80UD MBT - Early. Scale 1:35
TR-09581 - Trumpeter
The T-80UD is a variant of the T-80U Main Battle Tank and is fitted with a diesel engine in place of the high performance gas turbine. The original T-80 with a gas turbine was produced in 1976. The T-80UD with conventional diesel engine was introduced in 1985 and entered service with the Soviet Army in 1987. Design of the T-80UD is similar to the T-80U apart from the power plant.
Development of this MBT commenced in the mid 1970s. Production of the T-80UD commenced in Ukraine in 1987. There were about 500-800 of these MBTs that were built, and it was planned as the primary MBT of the Soviet Army. However with the collapse of the Soviet Union its production ceased in 1991. These tanks are currently in service with Russia and Ukraine. A number of Ukrainian T-80UDs were exported to Pakistan in the late 1990s.
Armour protection of the T-80UD includes composite armour with built-in explosive reactive armour blocks. The vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems.
The model kit consists of over 870 parts and the completed kit measures 202mm long and 102mm wide. There are 22 sprue trees as well as the multi slide moulded turret and lower hull. There are 192 individual track links. Also includes photo etched metal parts.
This kit requires paint and glue - these are NOT included.
This kit also includes FREE postage to anywhere in Australia.