The East Germans developed at least 3 types of T-54/55 ARV. The most capable version was designated T-55TK and was equipped with a rear spade, heavy duty crane, stowage platform, and an optional snorkel.
This is a 1:100 model of the T-55TK, offered with and without a front dozer blade, in designs suitable for both fdm and resin printing. The resin models are fully integrated, with the fdm models offering separate tracks for ease of printing. The fdm models do not have the cables securing the rear crane block, as these were found to be difficult to print. These can readily be added if required with thin wire.
The separate tracks are best printed with the inside face flat on the printer platform. The main hull can be printed at a variety of angles to suit personal preference.
The product is offered for personal, non-commercial use. Derivative designs for personal use may be generated, but neither the original nor derivatives may be shared with others. Attribution of the design is requested should printed models be exhibited or otherwise shared. Models printed from this design or derivatives may not be sold commercially.
Versions with separate crane added to ease fdm printing on 3rd May 2022. These variants can be found in the updated fdm file.