M1A1/A2 Tank (5 in 1)

This is a 1/35 Scale M1A1/A2 Abrams 5 in 1 Tank Plastic Model Kit from Trumpeter. Suitable for Ages 14 & Older.

Trumpeter M1A1/A2 Tank (5 in 1) Plastic Model Military Vehicle Kit 1/35 Scale #01535
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/35
  • Parts: 616
  • Length: 12.28" (312mm)
  • Width: 5" (127mm)
  • Height: 4.33" (110mm)
  • Trumpeter Product Number: 01535
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Spotlight Review

 
"more options than breakfast"
stephenpointon
Wow where to start! first the .First the good, both band and multi part tracks. plenty of mesh wire and chain for detailing. moldings sharp and detailed with nice texturing in places. What with all the options you will have about 40 percent of another m1a1 left over including a whole turret if you build a panther 2 ! now the only negatives -minor flash and ejector pin issues but nothing horrific.Instruction book and i do mean book is a bit hard to follow at times. great for experienced modelers but might be daunting for a youngster or beginner .

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Features

Molded in gray plastic with many intricate details Scale model for adult collectors Two figures Waterslide decals Illustrated assembly guide.


Specs

  • Scale: 1/35
  • Parts: 616
  • Length: 12.28" (312mm)
  • Width: 5" (127mm)
  • Height: 4.33" (110mm)
  • Trumpeter Product Number: 01535

Includes

One plastic model


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Reviews

  
 
"Great Vale"
WyoGunfighter (Cheyenne)
If you're into armor this Abrams kit from Trumpeter might be for you. I've built it twice, and with a little bit of work you can build it into a nice representation of an Abrams or Panther II mine clearing vehicle. You can choose from A1 or A2, with and without mineroller or plow. If you build the Abrams be aware that the front of the turret on the left side has a flaw in that it is shaped incorrectly. It can be fixed with some styrene and putty, but if you want the turret accurately shaped, it takes a little work. This Trumpeter Abrams shows its age a little, but the value you get in the box is awesome. You can use all of the extra parts in the box on other Abrams builds.

 
"First Model from trumpeter and am very pleased!"
scott.moore1972 (Dublin, Tx)
This is a company from china so I thought there might be problems with the manual but none at all that I had with, the detail of the parts for the most part were pretty accurate for I do have Extensive experience on many variants of the M1A1 Abrams Tank from being in the Army(19kMOS) and working for General Dynamics, such as : M1(105mm) Basic Training - M1A1 and upgrade (HA with EPLRS) - M1A2 ( CITV and IVIS system) - M1A1 (AIM) - M1A1 (AIM SA) - M1A2 (SEP- System Enhancement Package) - M1A2 (SEPV2) and Both the M1A2 SEPv2 with Crow II and M1A1 AIM SA with New Enhanced CROW II, so as far as the M1A1 HA is concerned it is does have a couple of faults like there are two apu units one did get mounted on the right rear of the tank behind the battery box and the newer one was mounted in the bustle rack, the one in the bustle rack by the manual is called a tool bob an that is bot accurate, the overall build goes together quite well, they give you five designs to chose from I went with IFOR since I was the second BN 4-67Ar of 1st AR DIV to cross the Sava River behind 1-1 Cav out of Budagen Germany and we where from Friedberg any how it was med range in putting together no extra parts the plastic is durable and semi-pliable, the front glacias shows added armor being welded to it, so they did try to be accurate I think a beginner could have alot of fun if not trying to rush it! Enjoy! I did! Scott M.

 
"Lots of options, but hardly the best quality kit."
airforcebuilder
While it's exciting to get a kit that offers you so many options (and so many extra pieces for your spares box when you're done!), this whole thing is based on the TrumpeterM1A1 kit from the late 90s/early 2000s and the quality shows. There are ejector marks and flash everywhere. Add to that that the plastic is both soft and brittle, and it will take some modeling experience and skill to produce a really great finished product. I'll break this down into a Pros/Cons kind of review and start with the Cons to get it out of the way. Like I already said, Soft and brittle plastic can make building tough for inexperienced modelers. Small parts mare prone to snap while cutting off the sprues and it's easy to gouge out chucks when trimming. There are a lot of fit problems where tabs and posts don't match up to where the part actually needs to be placed. DRY FIT, DRY FIT, DRY FIT! While the instruction booklet is fairly detailed there are some random parts where it just doesn't show exactly how to anchor some parts on very well. Reference the above DRY FIT!!!! One of the biggest problems with the older Trumpeter Abrams kit(s) is the inaccurate shape on the forward left angle of the turret. For some reason it angles upward at the forward corner where it should be parallel to top of the hull. It takes a LOT of work to fix this issue. It might not be too noticeable to novices, but to any experience armor builder or someone with Abrams knowledge it's glaring, staring you right in the face. Now on to the Po side, obviously, you have the option of building FIVE different versions in one kit. That's pretty good. There is also a lot of commonality between all five in one way or another, so you won't be digging through a massive ton of parts to build the one you want. The instruction book clearly divides the steps for each version and makes it easy to follow along for the tank you want to build. There are options for US Army and US Marine Abrams here. Subtle differences, but you usually don't get the parts to do both in one box. One of the biggest Pros is the option to build the M1 Panther II! This is limited production mine clearing vehicle that the US Army made only 6 of, and it's great to be able to build one! Building the Panther leaves you a WHOLE LOT of turret and gun parts for playing and scratch building too. On that note, this box leaves you a lot of good parts for your stockpile of spares no matter what you build. It also includes some cool equipment the Abrams uses during exercises like the .50 cal blank firing adapter and the rotating killed light for the turret roof. You don't see those included in other kits. You also end up with very a detailed Abrams mine plow and mine roller that you can fit onto just about any other M1A1/2 kit you want, if you don't us them here. In the past I've built Trumpeter's M1A1, M1A2, and with this kit I'm working on the Panther II right now. I will post pictures when it's done. Overall there are much better quality Abrams kits on the market that involve a lot less frustration. It's really a personal choice if all the extras here make up for the Cons. I would recommend this kit, but definitely not for beginners, and probably for folks who already know what an Abrams is supposed to look like when it's finished to help you out with the random piece and instruction problems.

Markings

  • One decal sheet with markings for 5 different versions
  • 1) M1A1HA
  • 2) M1A2
  • 3) M1A1HA with Mine roller
  • 4) M1A1HA with Twmp
  • 5) M1 Panther II