UMD-307 1/72 T-80 Soviet WW2 Light Tank model kitThe tank was developed at the beginning of 1943 for replacement of tank T-70 in view of all its lacks. In the new big tower of the tank two persons were placed, the armouring was strengthened. The tank could fire the top floors in street fights and the air aims due to the corner of rise of a gun increased up to 65 degrees. Its arms consist of45-mm gun and 7,62-mm machine gun. The tank in weight of 11,2 tons had the maximal speed 45km/h. The power unit consists of consecutive - connected automobile two engines with capacity of 2x85 h.p. The crew consists of three men. But after there was made a party of machines, on autumn of 1943 it became clearly understood that tanks of this class have exhausted themselves. They were replaced with middle tanks and SAU. In spite of this, tanks T-70 and 7-80 have remained the best tanks of the Second World War.