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T-55AM2B

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The T-55AM2B was a Czech-built ATGM missile-firing variation on the T-55 that was used by the East German army.

Ronnie could not find out a whole lot about the T-55AM2B - suffice to say that it appears to be one of the last variants produced. The most notable difference from its earlier variants is that it mounts a laser range finder and a wind sensor, as well as extra turret armor and rubber skirts. I believe it also has a better fire control system and other upgrades.
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About the Author

About Ronnie Davis (bulldawg380)
FROM: GEORGIA, UNITED STATES

have been modeling on and off since 1980 took a ten year break and got back into armor in 2009 been building since


Comments

Nice to see the "hammer" (Czech denomination is "Kladivo") here and there built up nicely! Only thing I can't really figure out is this three-tone-camo, though... As far as I see it, the AM2Bs were painted in plain "chlorbunagrün" and of course with NVA markings on the turret sides... They were ordered by the GDR because of price reasons. To update their existing T-55s to T-55AM2Bs was MUCH cheaper than to buy brand new T-72s (even though NVA fielded those as well but in much smaller numbers) from the Soviet Union. I believe the updates were performed in Czechoslovakia (back then Czech and Slovak Republics were still united) because they were holding licenses for T-55 production and GDR had contracts with them concerning the T-55 and Tatra orders... Czechs got the GDR produced Trabant in return -> good deal, eh!?
OCT 05, 2017 - 12:07 AM
Nice build,Enjoyed all pics Cheers
OCT 06, 2017 - 02:33 PM
thanks for the comments
OCT 07, 2017 - 02:44 AM
Hello guni-kid the three tone camo came from the instructions I just asumed some were camo painted as I have seen many Russian camo patterns. Also thanks for the info on the purchase.
OCT 07, 2017 - 02:49 AM
Okay, thanks for the clarification on the camo On the pics it looks a bit like a standard NATO scheme, therefore my question... What does the instruction say about the nationality? NVA had some camo schemes in its final years indeed, but it looked quite different and not many vehicles had it (no tanks as far as I know, just a small variety of trucks and other softskins, I've also seen the occasional BMP but that's it afaik). Have a look here for an example: LINK
OCT 08, 2017 - 08:01 PM
Was that a 1 for 1 trade or was it a trade based on weight (how many tons of Trabant is needed to get one T-55) ? Horsepower? / Robin
OCT 08, 2017 - 08:49 PM
Well the latter would explain, why there were no new Trabants available for the people to buy (waiting time could be up to 15-18 years after ordering one) And what the heck did the Czechs with all those Trabants?
OCT 08, 2017 - 11:24 PM
It is a Czechoslovakian the numbers were not the right color so they're from a different camouflage came I just had fun with it
OCT 10, 2017 - 03:46 AM
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