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Trumpeter - AT-T Artillery Prime Mover

Kit Number:
09501
Scale:
1:35
Published:
Monday, May 1, 2017
Manufacturer:
Trumpeter
Retail Price:
SRP $72.95 USD
Reviewed By:
William Schmidt

Trumpeter - AT-T Artillery Prime Mover

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A Short History

The AT-T was a Soviet heavy artillery tractor used during the Cold War. In 1946 the 200HTZM worked on developing a heavy prime mover using the T-54 for the chassis. The requirements were: 25 ton artillery towing capacity at 35 km/hour. The Artilleriyskiy Tyagach Tyazholiy, or AT-T was the prime mover that was developed on the T-54 system. The AT-T was developed to tow large-caliber artillery weighing as much as 25,000kg. The chassis was also used for heavy engineering vehicles and radar vehicles. 

The Kit

Trumpeter’s AT-T Artillery Prime Mover (09501) features all new tooling. The kit has more than 520 parts in 11 grey sprues. There are individual link tracks, a nicely slide molded cab and lower hull. There is a sprue of clear parts, copper wire for tow cables, 2 sprues of black plastic rim tires, and a small sheet of photo etch. The directions are the usual exploded view type. The molding seems crisp.

Exploded View Instruction Booklet

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Paint and Decal Guide

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Sprue A X 2 Plastic Tire Rims

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Sprue B X2

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Sprue C

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Sprue D Engine Parts

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Sprue E Bed Parts

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Sprues TR X3 Tracks

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Very Nicely Molded Tractor Cab

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Deck Plate

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One Piece Lower Hull

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Clear Parts

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Decals,Tow Cable Material, and Photo Etch Sheet

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This looks like just what Soviet artillery modelers have been waiting for, a heavy prime mover. The detail of parts looks very good. I can not wait to dig onto this one! Get the glue out! 

Highly Recommended Pending Full Build.

Thanks goes out to MegaHobby.com for this review kit.

Reviewed by William Schmidt

 

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