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Trumpeter T-72 workable tracks
Trumpeter T-72 styrene wokable tracks
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by: Ronnie Davis [ BULLDAWG380 ]


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introduction
Trumpeter has been releasing several new soviet cold war MBT kits. Most come with individual tracks in the kit so this set of workable T-72 tracks will complement the new kits nicely.

contents
The tracks come in a nice sturdy cardboard container holding the track links in two separate plastic bags, with simple instructions on the back. These state that the two bags of tracks are the same part number and that one side (right or left) will take 94 links. The tracks are held together by two small round bumps on both inside edges of each track link. In order to assemble them, simply cut the track links from the small sprues, trim the excess, and snap together. Then just paint and weather! I assembled a short section and noted that the links held together quite well. It would not be easy to pull the links apart and the tracks move very well with one another.

These tracks are very well detailed and assembly is super easy with little clean up and almost no flash to remove. There are no ejector pin marks either.

As I have not painted these tracks I cannot say how they will behave once painted. After saying that, I could not note any foreseeable problems with these tracks except that they are made by trumpeter and may not fit other kits.

conclusion
I believe these track are welcome addition to Trumpeterís line of new soviet MBTs. They are not as expensive as other alternatives but are not the cheapest set either. Overall I believe these tracks are well worth the cost.
SUMMARY
Highs: Well detailed, easy assembly.
Lows: None to note.
Verdict: Well worth the cost!
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 02050
  Suggested Retail: 27.00 USD
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  PUBLISHED: Mar 21, 2013
  NATIONALITY: Russia
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 92.50%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 84.63%

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

Copyright ©2017 text by Ronnie Davis [ BULLDAWG380 ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


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Comments

Do they fit the T-72 sprockets?
MAR 23, 2013 - 01:23 PM
I know the indy link versions fit the smaller Dragon/Zvezda sprockets, and I'd check the Tamiya sprocket but I don't have one built at the moment. If it wasn't obvious, they will fit the Trump RMSh sprockets on the 62M. Erik
MAR 23, 2013 - 01:40 PM
Hi; Yes these tracks will work on the Drive Sprockets, ive built three T-72s & a BT-72. This set is a Joy to work with. And Far Better than other sets on the Market, these can be used on the T-55s aswell ! Just make sure that you use a T-72 drive sprocket. CHEERS; MIKE.
MAR 24, 2013 - 09:19 PM
So just usable on T55 and T72?
MAR 30, 2013 - 07:28 PM
RMSH tracks were originaly used on the T-72. DMSH tracks were originaly used on the T-54/55/62. As time went on (probably for logistical reasons), RMSH tracks were started to be used on the T-54/55/62 series as well. AFAIK this have nothing to do with any particular upgrade (say, T-62M), it just that at some point they started to be used RMSH. Fitting of RMSH tracks to 54/55/62 require a different drive sprocket than the original OMSH type. One note: the drive sprocket for T-72 RMSH and T-54/55/62 RMSH are not the same. 54/55/62 have a special drive sprocket for this. It's included in the Trumpeter T-62 kits. It's similar but not the same as the T-72 sprocket. RMSH tracks seem to be the most common track for 55/62 today and for the last 30 years or so. Althought DMSH tracks are not that uncommon, depending on theatre. Cheers, /E
MAR 30, 2013 - 08:01 PM
Thank you Erik!
MAR 30, 2013 - 08:17 PM
Erik, unless I am really screwed up, they are OMSh tracks, not DMSh tracks, right? Or is this a translation issue?
MAR 30, 2013 - 10:18 PM
You are 100% correct of course. OMSH it is. Thanks! Cheers, /E
MAR 31, 2013 - 07:15 AM
Nice review, thanks a lot
MAY 05, 2015 - 08:53 AM
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