Tamiya T-62A WIP Update: Intro

The T-62 is a Soviet main battle tank, a further development of the T-55. Its 115 mm gun was the first smoothbor tank gun in use.

The T-62 was produced between 1961 and 1975. It became a standard tank in the Soviet arsenal, partly replacing the T-55, although that tank continued to be manufactured in the Soviet Union and elsewhere after T-62 production was halted. The T-54/55 and T-62 were later replaced in front-line service by the T-64 and T-72.

Here are the parts/runners. Quite a few compared to Gundam model kits, which is good since its my first time to build an armor kit.

This kit was produced way back 1979 so Im expecting quite a number of assembly flaws and wrong proprtions. Such as the following;

from: www.hyperscale.com

  • Kit is too long in the hull.

  • Kit lacks the downward slope to the rear hull.

  • Kit lacks the very noticeable external fuel lines around the external fuel drums.

  • Kit lacks all of the mounting brackets for the tanks and boxes on the fenders.

  • Kit's turret is not quite right.

  • Fittings like the corner station keeping lights are also missing.

  • The road wheels are awful (I don't know what the pundits mean by that).

  • The 10 bolt heads around each drive sprocket are missing.

  • Main gun barrel lacks detail around the fume extractor and it has the wrong diameter.