T-64 (T-64AV) Russian/Soviet Main Battle Tank - 1/72 Scale Model by Modelcollect

$ 36.99

1:72 Scale  – T-14 Main Battle Tank - Length: 5.5" (from back to tip of gun),  Width: 2”

 

 

 

This T-64 tank model is made of plastic. The turret can rotate but not all 360 degrees as the fuel tank in the rear will prevent this. The tracks are made of rubber and are fitted, however 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 to a base by two screws, an acrylic plastic cover that serves as a display case is included. The base of the display case measures 7 inches by 3.75 inches. The acrylic cover measures 7 inches by 3.5 inches by 3 inches high. Finally, all come inside a window box.

 

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).

 

The T-64 is a Soviet second-generation main battle tank introduced in the early 1960s. It was a more advanced counterpart to the T-62: the T-64 served tank divisions, while the T-62 supported infantry in motorized rifle divisions. It introduced a number of advanced features including composite armor, a compact engine and transmission, and a smoothbore 125-mm gun equipped with an autoloader to allow the crew to be reduced to three so the tank could be smaller and lighter. In spite of being armed and armored like a heavy tank, the T-64 weighed only 38 tonnes (42 short tons; 37 long tons).