1:72 Scale – TOS-1 Heavy Flamethrower, Afghanistan War 1988-1989 - Length: 3.75", Width: 2”
This model is made of plastic, it is fully assembled and painted. The turret can rotate all 360 degrees and the gun cannot elevate. The tracks are made of rubber and are fitted and they do not move. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic. There are some color variations at different areas of the model as to denote wear and tear.
The maker of the model, Modelcollect, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately. The weathering effect that these tanks have, such as smoke and oil staining makes them look very realistic. Depending on the particular type of tank, some will have machine guns and antennas that look very accurate
These models come attached by screws to a plastic base that measures 7 inches by 3.5 inches. The base is topped by an acrylic cover that measures 7 inches by 3.5 inches by 3 inches high.
These models are not toys, they will not last long if played with. The tracks don't move and the turrets and their main guns and machine guns can be quite fragile because of their size. Some of the tanks will have a turret that does not rotate at all. (so if you try to rotate the turret or change the elevation of the gun and feel some resistant, better leave it alone and don't risk breaking something).
TOS-1 (Russian: тяжёлая огнемётная система [ТОС-1], Heavy Flamethrower System) is a Soviet 220 mm 30-barrel (original system, Object 634 or TOS-1M) or 24-barrel (Object 634B or TOS-1A) multiple rocket launcher capable of using thermobaric warheads, mounted on a T-72 tank chassis. TOS-1 was designed to attack enemy fortified positions and lightly armoured vehicles and transports, in open terrain in particular. First combat tests took place in 1988 and 1989 in the Panjshir Valley during the Soviet–Afghan War. The TOS-1 was shown for the first time in public in 1999 in Omsk.