Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Syrian T55A (Tamiya)
Syrian T55 (Tamiya). BR brass barrel and several scratch additions including fuel lines. The train track is from Verlinden models.
By the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the T-54A and T-55's gun was starting to lose its competitive effectiveness to the 105 mm Royal Ordnance L7 gun mounted in Israeli Centurion Mk V and M60A1 tanks. Israel captured many T-55s from Syria and mostly Egypt in 1967, and kept some of them in service.