US M1A1 w/Mine Plow Tank

This is a Plastic Model Kit of the 1/35 Scale U.S. M1A1 Abrams with Mine Plow from Tamiya. It's recommended for ages 10 and up.

Tamiya US M1A1 w/Mine Plow Tank Plastic Model Military Vehicle Kit 1/35 Scale #35158
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Specifications :
  • Length: 8-1/2" (21.6cm)
  • Width: 4" (10cm)
  • Scale: 1/35
  • Tamiya Product Number: 35158
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Spotlight Review

"Not quite your ordinary 'Armor Kit'"
Tamiya tried and true. Selected this one over regular M1A1's because of the Mine Plow. Chains, counter weights and movable sleds made this a fun build and held the attention of the grandkids. Some of the finer details and parts a little heavy on the molding so not quite true to size (according to Google images) but none-the-less worked out well. Chose not to overall paint and left to Tamiya's desert colored plastic which isn't horrible, but after finishing seems rather boring. Perhaps I need to learn to 'age' or 'weather' a kit for better results??

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  • Detailed plastic parts molded in tan and attached to sprues.
  • Ready to assemble precision model kit.
  • Realistic plastic tracks.
  • Comes with life-like commander and loader figures.
  • Movable main gun and turret.
  • Highly detailed reproduction of mine plow articulates like the real thing.
  • Waterslide decals and specific painting instructions.
  • Includes detailed and informative pictorial instructions.


  • Length: 8-1/2" (21.6cm)
  • Width: 4" (10cm)
  • Scale: 1/35
  • Tamiya Product Number: 35158


One 1/35 Plastic U.S. M1A1 Abrams with Mine Plow

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Plastic cement (TES3501) (PLS00002) (TAM87012) or glue (HLC107)
  • Paint: Royal Blue, Red, Gun Metal, Chrome Silver, Semi-Gloss Black,
  • Clear Blue, Flat Black, Flat Green, Flat Red, Flat Flesh, Khaki,
  • Metallic Grey, Buff, Olive Green, Desert Yellow, Dark Yellow, Red
  • Brown
  • Paint Brushes
  • Cellophane Tape
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Sprue Cutter (XUR410A) (TES8940) (EXL55594)
  • File or Emery Board
  • Tweezers (TAM74003) (EXL30416)
  • Water for Decals
  • Adult Supervision
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"good kit, builds into an impressive model"
This is another good kit from Tamiya. I built it with the Desert Storm Modern Desert Sand paint scheme. Everything assembled well. There was no flash on the parts. The mine plow part of the kit will move with careful assembly and very careful use of the glue. i don't move mine, because every time I try to adjust it, I break a part. As with all Tamiya rubberband type tracks, I put a couple of staples across the track join to hold the ends together. Another hint is not to glue the drive sprockets in place before the track is added. If you thread the track around the wheels and fit the sprocket in place last with the track around it, it save stretching the track and possibly breaking it.

"Very pleased"
Overall this is a great kit. The instructions are very clear, except in one area. The fit was very good also, didnt have to fill any gaps or clamp any parts together. I would definitely buy another one to build the other variation of it.

This is my 2 Abrams by Tamiya and I enjoyed it. I decided not to add the plow. Not that anything was wrong with it. Went with the NATO camouflage so it would be different then my M1A2 Iraqi Freedom version. It toke a little longer adding the 3 different colors, but it looks sharp. PROS: The instruction book was up to Tamiya standards. Decals, fit and detail perfect. Two figures come with the kit. Painting instructions for either desert or NATO versions uniforms on the figures really helped. Am a Navy Vet. CONS: The only thing is I wish that they gave you the option of a 105mm gun barrel versus the 120mm that comes with the kit. I am looking for another reason to add another Tamiya Abrams to my collection. Keep on enjoying the BUILD.


  • Please keep all small parts and sharp edges away from children.
  • Care should be taken when using tools and modeling knives.
  • Paint recommended for this kit should be used by adults only in a well-ventilated area.

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