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Sqeezing the brain pan for T-55 details
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North Carolina, United States
Member Since: November 12, 2002
entire network: 357 Posts
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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2002 - 02:56 AM UTC
O.K. Guys,I need a little help(unless you talk to my wife who thinks I need major help).I have the following;
Esci T-55
Verlinden Super-detail set
AEF T-55 dozer Blade
What I need guys is this;
(1)Is the Trumpeter T-55 deck accurate? Is it at least workable without the surgery needed for the ESCI and Verlinden decks?
(2)Are the fuel cells the correct sizes and demensions?
(3)Would the Skif model make a better doner kit?
(4)Should I scratch the thought of making an accurate T-55 out of this kit and make a Recovery Vehicle out of it?
Of course I'm going to purchase the Tamiya T-55 due out soon,Just want to figure out the options for my Esci kit.Any info would be appreciated.Thanks Guys,
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Member Since: April 25, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 11:36 AM UTC

Sorry to say that I am no T-55 expert and I can't help much with reference, but here are several links that you might find useful:


This link gives the kit comparrison of the T-55s from Esci, Trumpeter, Lee and Skif.

Here is a link that has 3 T-55 albums that you might like to check out. It has actual photographs of the real tank.


Here are more photographs:



Hope this helps :-)

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Wyoming, United States
Member Since: October 20, 2002
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2002 - 05:16 AM UTC
hi jackhammer,

not sure if this will help, but about 60 miles from my home is an captured Iraqi (not sure about spelling there) T-55 its in good condition, just let me know if you want some pictures and next time im there Ill snap some off for ya.