Object 279 & Object 279M Soviet Heavy Tank

Contains parts to build both the Russian Heavy Tank Object 279 and Object 279M. Object 279 was developed at the end of 1959 as a heavy break through tank capable of operating in terrain unsuited to other tanks and capable of withstanding a nuclear explosion. Object 279 was armed with a 130mm M-65 rifled L/60 tank gun and carried 24 rounds of ammunition. Includes photo-etched parts and decals.