1/285 (6mm) Scale Modern Russian BMP-3M Dragun 57 Infantry Fighting Vehicles x4.
Highly detailed tanks with accurate Track detail and moveable Turret.
BMP-3M Dragun 57 Infantry Fighting Vehicle
- 4x BMP-3M Dragun 57 Infantry Fighting Vehicles
The design of the BMP-3 or Obyekt 688M
can be traced back to the Obyekt
685 light tank prototype with 100mm gun 2A48-1 from 1975. This vehicle did not enter series production, but the chassis, with a new engine, was used for the next-generation infantry combat vehicle Obyekt
688 from A. Blagonravov's design bureau. The Ob. 688 weapons configuration—an externally mounted 30 mm gun and twin Konkurs ATGM
launcher—was rejected; instead the new 2K23 armament system was selected. The resulting BMP-3 was developed in the early 1980s and entered service with the Soviet Army officially in 1987. It was shown for the first time in public during the 1990 Victory Day parade
and was given the NATO code IFV M1990/1
The BMP-3 is designed and produced by the Kurganmashzavod
("Kurgan Machine Building Plant") some variants however are built by the Rubtsovsk
Machine Building Plant (RMZ), for example the BRM-3K.
In May 2015, the Russian Defense Ministry signed a three-year contract to receive "hundreds" of BMP-3 vehicles to maintain its armored vehicle force until its replacement, the Kurganets-25
, completes research and development. In the process of the BMP-s serial production, the vehicle's design underwent 1,500 amendments.
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Let your parts sit in direct sunlight for a few hours to fully cure the resin.
Water-based acrylic paints meant for plastics is strongly recommended. Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.
Use dedicated model sprue cutters to remove parts to minimise the risk of damage to parts.
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