T-34 (T-76) Russian Main Battle Tank 1/72 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Atlas
1:72 Scale Metal Die-Cast – T-34 Main Battle Tank - Length: 3.75" (from end of vehicle to tip of the main gun) Width:1.75”
This T-34 tank model's body is made of metal while the turret is made of plastic. The turret can rotate 360 degrees. The tracks are made of rubber and are fitted, however they do not move. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.
The maker of the model, Atlas, 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.
These models come in really nice packaging. The model itself is attached (via screws) to a plastic base which is made to look as rough terrain. The base measures about 7 inches by 3 and at one side of the base is some info about the model such as the type of tank and the time period it served. Moreover, the whole base can be topped with a transparent acrylic top which encases the whole tank in a rectangle that measures roughly 7 inches by 3 inches by 3 inches high. Lastly, each model comes in a window box.
Although these models are inexpensive and just about the size of a (regular) computer mouse, they are certainly not toys, they will not last long if played with or if taken for a spin in the sandbox.
The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank which had a profound and lasting effect on the field of tank design. Although its armour and armament were surpassed later in the war, it has been often credited as the most effective, efficient, and influential tank design of World War II.
M1A1, and M1A2, incorporating improved armament, protection and electronics. These improvements, as well as periodic upgrades to older tanks, have allowed this long-serving vehicle to remain in front-line service. In addition to upgrade packages, the research and development for the M1A3 is planned to start in 2020.