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M1A1 Abrams

Italeri 1/35 Scale

Reviewed by Jason Woollett


Stock Number and Description Italeri No 6449 - M1A1 Abrams
Scale: 1/35
Media and Contents: Approximately 310 plastic parts, 1 sheet of clear plastic , 1 piece of netting and decal sheet.
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Easy to build, value for money, non-skid surface well represented.
Disadvantages: No CIP panels for Gulf War included
Recommendation: Recommended


This kit is a re-release of Italeri's 1/35 scale M1A1 (No 6438) without the resin parts.

There are approximately 312 tan coloured parts, a sheet of clear plastic and a piece of netting for the rear stowage basket.


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I really like the fact that the non-skid surface is already done for you and the link and length T-158 tracks make assembly a breeze.

The decal sheet has markings for three vehicles, one in three colour NATO cam for a German based M1A1 in 1990 or two overall sand vehicles from Kuwait 1991 with additional DS markings. You will need to add your own CIP panels as there are none included in the box.

In closing, this is a great kit from Italeri, simple to build, (I built this in one night) and as with most Italeri kits it offers good value for money.

I just need time to paint it, so you should see it complete here soon...


Thanks to Italeri for the review sample.

Text by Jason Woollett
Page Created 13 August, 2006
Page Last Updated 16 August, 2006