Bergman 1-100 T-80U, T80UK
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This pack includes both T-80U versions. A later pack will include T-80BVM, T-80UD, T-84
Russian T-80U tank – A major upgrade of the T-80. The ERA package is a whole new, improved version on both hull and turret. The skirt ERA is permanently fitted. The turret is new. The remote-control turret mg cuppola has been replaced with a pintle-mounted mg (which can be fitted on any one of several tube mounts. (Presumably a cost-cutting measure, since the much cheaper T-80UD reverted to a remote-control cuppola.) The bulky wading gear base is fixed to the turret permanently. To use, it, the base is aligned with the air-intake grills, and one manual lever is all that is required to extend a bellows to seal the inlet. Then the vehicle can immediately wade up to the top of the turret without any further effort. For full submersion, extensions are required to be bolted to the air-intake and exhaust (the nested tubes stored behind the base.)
Russian T-80UK tank – A command version of the T-80U. The main changes are the Shtora jamming system, and extra communication gear.The Shtora passive protection package comprises two IR jammers on the turret front (meaning the searchlight is removed) and 4 laser detectors covering the entire arc around the vehicle, which can trigger the smoke grenades. This requires a shorter fixed air-intake pipe on the wading gear so that the sensors can see past it. There is also an extra aerial mount.
Hoses to the rear fuel tanks normally only seen on vehicles in combat. Vehicles transported by rail usually are missing fuel tanks. This variation is included.
T-80U new era, new turret, fixed wading gear on turret, pintle-mounted mg.
T-80UK T-80U command version, Shtora passive protection system, one extra radio antenna on turret roof.
All models have a no-fuel option with long range tanks removed, and a hoses-included version.
There is an open-hatch option for all turrets, using a separate cupola part.
All vehicles printed sitting on their tracks. Turrets and MG turrets printed in correct orientation. You will need to clean out supports between the tracks first.