About the T-72:
Developed in 1971, the T-72 “Ural” was designed in the tradition of inexpensive and effective Russian tanks. Beginning with the T-34 medium tank of World War II, Soviet tank designers set out to compete with Western military hardware. The T-72 maintained close performance to Western main battle tanks while keeping the cost low. It came armed with a 125 mm smoothbore tank gun and an optical coincidence rangefinder. Later improvements came with laser rangefinder systems. The T-72 “Ural” had an automatic loading system, eliminating the need for a dedicated crewmember.
One of the key features of the T-72 is the attached 125 mm 2A46 series main gun, which is significantly larger than the standard 105 mm gun found in western MBTs. The main gun is complemented by a “Siren” two-plane electrohydraulic stabilizer, which allows automatic stabilization with speeds from .05-6 degrees per second.
Additional information about this Brickmania custom kit:
The T-72 "Ural" Main Battle Tank has the following features
Fully articulated Brickmania Track Links™
- Ultra rare, hand-injected DShK “dushka” anti-aircraft heavy machine gun from BrickArms®
- Fully rotating turret with posable main gun
- Includes one Modern Russian Tank Commander minifig
- Opening hatches on turret and hull
- 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
- Includes 686 genuine new-condition LEGO®, Brickmania and BrickArms elements
- Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years experience with LEGO is recommended)
All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes completed printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.