Hobby Master 1/72 Ground Power Series
T-55 Soviet Medium Tank
522, Soviet Army, 1970s
Authentic Detailing
Pre-Painted by professionals
Accurate paint colors
Markings Tampo (pad) applied
Fully Assembled
Die-Cast Model
True to Scale (1:72)
Weathering and insignias
Turret turns
Metal turret and main gun
Realistic tracks
T-55A Specifications


Weight: 36.6 tons   (33203 kg)
Ground pressure: 12.66 lb/in sq.    (0.89 kg/cm sq.)

Length: 29.5 ft (9.0 m) with gun – 21.1 ft    (6.45 m) without gun
Width: 11.8 ft    (3.60 m)
Height: 7.6 ft    (2.32 m)

Model V-55 diesel, 520 hp (390 kW), 12cylinder, 38.88 liter water cooled
Power/weight ratio: 14 hp/tonne

Operational range: 248.5/310.7 mi   (400/500 km) – with drop tanks 372.8 mi  (600 km)
Maximum road speed: 31.06 mph   (50 km/h)
Maximum off-road speed: 21.75 mph   (35 km/h)
Average cross-country speed: 15.5 mph   (25 km/h)
Fording depth:
Normal – 4.6 ft   (1.4 m)
With snorkel – 18 ft   (5.5 m)

Armour: 6.69/7.99 in   (170/203 mm)
Gun: 3.94 in   (100 mm) rifled gun, D-10T2S
Auxiliary armament: .3 in   (7.62 mm) (7.62 X 54R) Machine Gun SGM-T/PKT
Mounted armament: .5 in   (12.7 mm) (12.7 X 108R) AA MG DShKM
As a replacement for the WWII era T-34 the T-55 was produced in the USSR from 1963 –
1981 and under license in Poland from 1964 – 1979 as well as in Czechoslovakia and in China
as the Type 59.
During the “Cold War” period it was felt that there was a need for a new anti-radiation system
for the T-55. A new lining and full chemical filtration system were added to the tanks and these
became known as the T-55A. A T-55A is distinguishable because these modifications made it
necessary to enlarge the Driver’s hatch and enlarge the combing over the Commander’s and
Loader’s hatch.
The new improvements brought about the removal of the bow machine gun. The coaxial
machine gun was updated and room for 6 more main gun rounds (100mm) was made possible
with the removal of the hull machine gun. Starting in 1970 a new turret fitting was adding to the
T-55A to accommodate the new 12.7mm anti-aircraft heavy machine gun.
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