T-55AM2 Panzer Kompanie (TEBX01)

T-55AM2 Panzer Kompanie (TEBX01)
includes five resin T-55AM2 tanks, one plastic Tank Commander sprue, two Decal sheets, and three Unit cards.

Of the 2100 T-55 tanks supplied to NVA by the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, and Poland, nearly 300 were upgraded to the T-55AM2 standard.

Check out the T-55AM2 Panzer Kompanie in the online store here...

The East German Volksarmee, or Peoples’ Army, has the reputation of being the most well-trained of all the Warsaw Pact armies. It has a high proportion of professional soldiers and is well-equipped. 9. Panzerdivision, or 9th Tank Division, in particular, is equipped with T-72M tanks and BMP-1 and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles.

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Volksarmee
The T-55AM2 was fitted with a modern fire control system with a ballistic calculator, calculating such things as air pressure, air temperature, the weight of ammunition, reduced velocity for tube wear, and so on. It was also fitted with a laser rangefinder.

Much like the T-72M the T-55AM2 had additional ‘bazooka skirts’ added giving it improved protection versus enemy anti-tank guided missiles and other man-portable anti-tank weapons such as Carl Gustav and LAW (light anti-tank weapon).
T-55AM2 Panzer Kompanie (TEBX01)

At first glance, the T-55AM2 does not look like an optimal choice to go head-to-head with enemy Abrams, Chieftains and Leopard 2 tanks. It is outmatched in terms of both its anti-tank and armour ratings meaning that a stand-up fight will leave a pile of burning wrecks on one side, and a company of Western tanks fairly untouched on the other. Of course, these stats have resulted in the T-55AM2 points being considerably lower than the Western allies main battle tanks; ten T-55AM2 versus two M1 Abrams both come out at 16 points. This means that a company (or two) of T-55AM2 tanks can push up the flanks, hunting enemy armoured personnel carriers and other support vehicles, whilst threatening the flanks of the enemy tanks. Meanwhile your T-72M tanks will keep the enemy occupied, eventually overwhelming them with superior numbers. Quantity has a quality all of its own.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Aaron Te Hira-Mathie
The T-55AM2
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Specification of the T-55AM2
Crew: 4 - commander, gunner, loader, driver. Weapons:
100mm D-10T gun
12.7mm NVST MG
7.62mm PKT MG
Weight:  40.5 tonnes Armour:
203mm with add-on armour
Length: 9.00m (29' 6") Speed: 48km/h (30 mph)
Width: 3.37m (11' 1") Engines:
V-12 diesel 455kW (620 hp)
Height: 2.40m (7' 10") Range:
740km (460 miles)
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The T-55AM2 in Team Yankee
Tactical
Terrain Dash

Cross Country Dash

Road Dash
Cross
10"/25cm 14"/35cm 20"/50cm 24"/60cm 4+
Weapon
Range

ROF
Halted Moving

Anti-tank
Firepower
Notes
100mm DT10-T gun 32cm/80cm 1 1 17 2+ Laser Rangefinder, Slow firing
12.7mm AA MG 20"/50cm 3 2 4 5+ -
7.62mm MG 24"/60cm 1 1 2 6 -
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The Contents of T-55AM2 Panzer Kompanie Box Set
Contact the customer service team at customerservice@battlefront.co.nz if you have issues with any components.
T-55AM2 Panzer Kompanie (TEBX01)
Description of Components
a. 5x T-55AM2 component sprues.
b. 5x 100mm D10-T gun barrels.
c. 5x T-55AM2 turret hatch.
d. 5x Resin T-55AM2 hulls.
e. 5x Resin T-55AM2 turrets.
f. 5x Right-hand side bazooka skirts.
g. 5x Left-hand side bazooka skirts.
h. 5x Right-hand side tracks.
i. 5x Left-hand side tracks
Unit Cards
Panzer Bataillon (x1) T-55AM2 (x2) 
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Decals 
TY0048
(x1)
TY014 (x1) Tank Commander Sprue (x1)
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Assembling the T-55AM2
Step 1. Begin assembly of the T-55AM2 by attaching the tracks to the resin hull.
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Step 2. Next, attach the bazooka skirts to the sides of the hull. Step 3. Attach the mudguards to the front of the hull.
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Step 4. The turret hatch can be modelled in either an open or closed position. 
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Below: Model the turret hatch in the open position if you plan to include a tank commander figure. Step 5. Attach the 12.7mm AA MG to the top of the turret. Step 6. Finally, attach the 100mm D10-T gun barrel to the front of the turret.
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Adding Rare Earth Magnets
Alternatively, you may choose to glue rare earth magnets into the recess in the hull and to the bottom of the turret. Magnets are a quick and secure way of fixing your turrets to the hulls, rather than just relying on gravity.

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105) are available through the online store here...

Rare Earth Magnets (XX105)
 Below: The fully assembled T-55AM2.
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