Russian T-90 Main Battle Tank1/72 Scale Model Kit

Russian T-90 Main Battle Tank1/72 Scale Model Kit

This kit includes one plastic model Russian tank.

Model supplied unpainted. Assembly required. Assembled model measures 14.1 cm in length.

Historical Notes

One of the most recognizable tanks in the world today, the T-90 was developed by the Uralvagonzavod Design Bureau in Nizhni Tagil, Russia. The new design grew from the classic T-72, and was added to the armory of the Soviet Union in 1993.

The formidable T-90 tank is armed with a 2A46M 125mm smooth bore gun, capable of firing different types of shells as well as laser-guided missiles. An automatic loader enables the crew to sustain a rate of fire as high as eight rounds per minute, higher than most non-Russian tanks. Improved targeting allows the T-90 to engage both ground targets and low-flying enemy aircraft and helicopters, and the modern 1A45T “Irtish” sighting system enables the T-90 to destroy most modern tanks before they even reach the effective range of their own guns.

In addition to its main gun, the T-90 has a 7.62mm PKTM machine gun for use against infantry and a 12.7mm remote-controlled 6P49 “Kord” machine gun for use against aircraft. The entire tank is protected by explosive reactive armor and the Shtora-1 electronic countermeasure suite.