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Russian T-62 BDD Mod
Russian T-62 BDD Mod. 1984 ( Mod 1962 mod)
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by: Sebastian Schoof [ SCHOOF ]

Introduction

The T-62 was originally conceived as a companion weapon to the T-55, being essentially a T-55 up-gunned with the 2A20 115mm cannon. Both the T-55 and the T-62 used the same wheels, track, engine, transmission, hatches and other fittings. The primary differences between the two vehicles were the T-62’s lengthened hull and new turret design. The new UT-5 cannon could fire its BR-5 APFSDS steel round through approximately 300mm of armour at a range of 1000 metres. This was adequate to deal with the then perceived threat of such NATO tanks as the American M48 and later models of the British Centurion. The T-62 was meant to add long range firing capability to Soviet tank regiments being placed alongside T-55s, but in the later years of its deployment it fulfilled much the same role as the T-55.

Despite being introduced in 1960, the improved performance of its successor, the T-72, the T-62 still sees service today in many of the world’s armies, the Arab nations being the largest consumers outside the Warsaw Pact. Egypt, Iraq, and Syria have been notable users of the T-62. Israel has acquired a quantity of T-62s in clashes with its neighbours and has rebuilt them to IDF standards.

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SUMMARY
Highs: -Metal Barrel -Cast texture on the turret -Good price
Lows: Can`t really think of any lows at the moment, they might come up during the build so keep that in mind.
Verdict: Looks to be a good kit and Trumpeter has again delivered a very good looking Russian Soviet model and I don`t really doubt the fit of the parts. In my opinion Trumpeter is still THE manufacturer to go to for the Russian Soviet models.
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 01553
  Suggested Retail: €30-€40
  Related Link:  Kit Review: Trumpeter Russian T-62 BDD Mod. 1984
  PUBLISHED: Mar 02, 2017
  NATIONALITY: Russia
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 84.17%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 84.54%

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About Sebastian Schoof (Schoof)
FROM: NOORD-BRABANT, NETHERLANDS

I started modeling in February 2014 because i was looking for a different hobby besides gaming and i found it. Shortly after that i started my YouTube channel "DutchModelling" which i focused on Reviews and Hangouts. I decided that i would review every single kit i could and would get my hands on...

Copyright ©2017 text by Sebastian Schoof [ SCHOOF ]. All rights reserved.


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Comments

Thanks for the review. Included figures don't look so good.
MAR 02, 2017 - 12:00 PM
Agreed, the figures are bad. And considering one of them is wearing a chicom-chestrig means they would fit in a Afghanistan war diorama, not a European theater. The AK model on the other hand, is far better from what I've seen elsewhere. No oversized safety lever and a proper looking muzzle brake.
MAR 02, 2017 - 08:50 PM
Clearly haven't done anything about the turret cast texture but have the corrected the rear of hull?
MAR 07, 2017 - 11:46 PM
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