This model kit recreates a WWII Soviet subject. Its considered an important design in the history of armor, as it was developed concurrently with the T-34 medium tank. Armed with a powerful 76.2mm ZIS-5 gun and continually updated to improve its survivability, it served through to the end of WWII. 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Early 1941 model is depicted. Completely new design, with no parts brought over from previous kits. Early 1941 features such as welded turret and early production road wheels are accurately rendered. Surface textures such as the rough Soviet steel plate and cast areas reproduced with weld lines also depicted. Driver and gearbox hatches, plus fender-top stowage cases can be assembled open or closed. Simple turret ring construction. Assembly type tracks feature one-piece straight sections and recreate upper run sag. Comes with two marking options and a single commander torso figure.