Meng T-90 Russian Main Battle Tank 1:35
- Product Name : Russian Main Battle Tank T-90 w/TBS-86 Tank Dozer
- Product Number : TS-014
- Manufacturer : Meng
“The Russian T-90 main battle tank is a new MBT based on the modernization of the T-72B MBT.
In June 1986, the former Soviet government commanded the Ural Design Office of Transport Mechanical Engineering to start the Improved T-72B project (Object). Vladimir Potkin took charge of it. The Design theam had researched the contemporary tanks from the field experience, strategy and tactics application for a long time.
They also comprehensively analyzed T-72 MBTs used in the different regions of different countries and combined with various data tested on the tanks for ages, and then they began the Improved T-72B project.
The project was proceeded to the end of 1989, mainly including improvement of T-72B’s protection by mounting Kontakt-5 explosive reactive armor, which could protect the front of the vehicle from HEAT, as well as the U.S. APFSDS M829A1 and M829A2.” from the building instructive
After a first review of the instructions sheets I can realize that it is not the typical instruction sheet, but rather like a small magazine, since it has a colored cover and back cover, inside it includes a text about the design and development of the vehicle, some about designer and I can see that it comes in 4 different languages (English, Russian, Mandarin and Japanese).
The instructions as such are about 18 pages, which come very well detailed and with very good drawings, after the instructions we can find a page with everything that includes the kit, as this includes different parts and extra tools to facilitate certain work and further detail the model, these parts are: functional tracks, suspension position tool, string, track assembly tool, very good detailed mantlet, light emitting electronic part, decals with good quality, photoetched parts, etc.
The last pages are dedicated to the profiles of all the views and colors which is very nice and quite useful to paint the model, which also includes a color guide to use the AK Interactive brand
The kit comes with 13 plastic trees of plastic, which means that it is a significant amount of pieces with very good details, here I leave pictures of them so you can see for yourself, as well as your extra pieces.
In conclusion, having reviewed the plastic, quantity of pieces, extra pieces, details of them and comments that I have received, the kit is of excellent quality and good assembly and therefore I am very eager to start working on it, I hope the photos are useful and you can draw your conclusions.