Revell AG Germany 1/35 Russian T-80 UD – 03079 (NEW! Arrives January 2007)
The T-80U (U = improved), introduced in about 1985, was a complete upgrade of the basic version of the T-80 which incorporated, among other things, the latest version of explosive reactive armour (Contact 5). In addition the cannon now had the capability to fire a new laser-guided projectile. The T-80UD (D = Diesel) also has a diesel engine instead of the noisy, difficult-to-maintain, fuel-guzzling gas turbine. In addition to the Soviet Union and its successor states Russia and the Ukraine, this version is also in service in Pakistan. In August 1991 the T-80UD became better known when it was used on the streets of Moscow in the putsch against the Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachov. Model details: Rotating turret; True-to-original tracks with injection moulded segments; Hatches can be opened and closed; Smoke grenade dischargers; Separate fuel tanks at rear; and 4 different versions can be painted (2 x Russia, Ukraine, Pakistan).
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