Takom 1/35 Iraqi Type 69 II Medium Tank (2 in 1) Kit

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SKU: TAK-2054

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  • $51.15
  • Regular price $63.95



During the 1980s, China sold hundreds of Type 69 MBTs to Iraq. By the Persian Gulf War of 1990 and 1991, western analysts claim that Iraq had upgraded some Type 69s with a 105 mm gun, a 60 mm mortar, and a 125 mm gun with an auto-loader. All of them were reinforced with frontal layer armor welded on the glacis plate. All these versions were known as Type 69-QMs. It was reported during the 1991 Gulf War that the Iraqi Type 69 units fought harder than the elite Republican Guard units, equipped with T-72 MBTs. One possible explanation is that Saddam ordered his Republican Guard units to preserve their strength, while sending the rest of the army, equipped with inferior Type 69 tanks, to frontline fight.

KIT FEATURES:

  • Detailed static display plastic model kit
  • Individual tracks
  • 6 types of markings
  • Photo-etched and clear parts included
  • Detailed metal tow cable included
  • Detailed external fuel lines and rubber gun mantlet dust cover
  • Hatches can be built in open or closed position
  • Road wheels can be built in damaged condition