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PT-76B Amphibious Tank.

1/35 russich korea/vietnam.
Prijs:
30,95 €

30,95 €
Fabrikant: Trumpeter
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The PT-76 (ПТ-76) an abbreviation for the Russian Plavayushtshiy Tank (Плавающий Танк, swimming tank) was first produced in 1953 at the Volgograd Tractor Factory and in 1958 an improved variant, PT-76B, was adopted and remained in production until 1963.

About 7,000 PT-76s were built of which about 2,000 were exported to over 25 countries including Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, China, Congo, Cuba, Egypt, Finland, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Laos, Madagascar, Mozambique, North Korea, Pakistan, Poland, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia.

The PT-76 has seen active service in a number of conflicts such as the Vietnam War, the Indo-Pakistani Wars of 1965 and 1971, the Six Day War (1967) and the Yom Kippur War (1973), and in the Angolan Civil War (1975-1992?).

There are four main variants distinguished mostly by differences in the 76.2mm main armament.

* PT-76 Model 1 - D-56T gun (multi-slotted muzzle brake).

* PT-76 Model 2 - D-56TM gun (double-baffle muzzle brake and bore evacuator).

* PT-76 Model 3 - D-56TM gun (double-baffle muzzle brake only).

* PT-76B, or Model 4 - a D-56TS gun with PAZ stabilization system

A coaxial 7.62-mm machine gun is also mounted at the right of the main gun and some PT-76s are augmented with 12.7-mm AA MGs.

As mentioned this new kit from Trumpeter represents the later PT-76B with the D-56TS gun that had a large muzzle brake and fume extractor on the gun tube.

It also has the early style drive sprockets which were later replaced with a revised style plus detail differences to the turret and again most of these features have been captured nicely in the kit.