New Release: T-55 Soviet MBT
This week only, save 10% off the T-55 MBT! Read beyond the jump for more info on the awesome Soviet Tank.
The T-54 and T-55 tanks are a series of Soviet main battle tanks introduced just as the Second World War ended. The first T-54 prototype appeared in March 1945 and entered full production in 1947. It became the main tank for armoured units of the Soviet Army, armies of the Warsaw Pact countries, and many others. T-54s and T-55s were involved in many of the world’s armed conflicts during the late 20th century. The T-54/55 series eventually became one of the most-produced tank in military history. Estimated production numbers for the series range from 86,000 to 100,000. They were replaced by the T-62, T-64, T-72, T-80, and T-90 in the Soviet and Russian armies, but remain in use by up to 50 other armies worldwide, some having received sophisticated retrofitting. During the Cold War, Soviet tanks never directly faced their NATO adversaries in Europe. However, the T-54/55’s first appearance in the West in the 1950s spurred the United Kingdom to develop a new tank gun, the Royal Ordnance L7, and the United States to develop the M60 Patton Main Battle Tank.
The T-55 has the following features:
- Russian Tanker minifig
- Cape Madness Soviet Flag
- Includes 536 LEGO®, BrickArms® and Cape Madness elements
- 1/35 scale matches other Brickmania models
- The over-all color scheme of this model is dark gray
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)