Trumpeter - AT-T Artillery Prime Mover
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.
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
Paint and Decal Guide
Sprue A X 2 Plastic Tire Rims
Sprue B X2
Sprue D Engine Parts
Sprue E Bed Parts
Sprues TR X3 Tracks
Very Nicely Molded Tractor Cab
One Piece Lower Hull
Decals,Tow Cable Material, and Photo Etch Sheet
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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