The T-72 battle tank entered production in 1970 and was arguably one of the Soviets most successful engineering achievement of the era. The T-72 was the most commonly used tank by the Warsaw Pact from the 1970s to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Even today, the T-72 still forms the bulk of the former Warsaw countries tank force including Russia. The T-72 is one of the most widely produced, exported and copied post-World War Two tanks, second only to the T-54/55. Production of the T-72 exceeded 25,000 units and its chassis/basic design served as the basis for many of the proceeding generations of tanks.
The T-72 was extremely lightweight and very small compared to Western battle tanks of the same generation. It's equipped with a 125mm smooth-bore cannon which is capable of firing anti-tank guided missiles and an autoloader, decreasing the size of the tank by eliminating the need of an extra loader crew. The T-72 was designed as a mass production tank, relying on mobility, adequate firepower and more importantly numbers.
This superb 1/24 scale Battle tank features proportional RC control and is fitted with an Infrared cannon that allows you to battle with other tanks in the range, the model has a life counting system that will disable the tank after a certain number of hits, the model will also register hits in terms of physical movement and has a recoil action when the cannon is fired, the gun turret can be rotated 330 degrees and the gun elevated 30 degrees for that totally scale effect. In addition to this, the T-72M1 has a built in sound module with engine, cannon and machine gun sounds!
This tank has plenty of power to to clear obstacles, travel up steep inclines and tackle rough ground easily. The tracks run on individually spring wheels and repairable rubber track just like the real tank. It is tough, very scale and a huge amount of fun, especially when you have a buddy to battle with!
T-72M1 Battle Tank (Desert)