In the 1970s the Soviet began a development program to replace the AT-P series of artillery tractors (which were based on the ASU-57 airborne self-propelled gun) with a new generation of vehicles. The MT-L was developed to meet this requirement based on the PT-76 amphibious light tank chassis. The MT-LB is the armoured variant of the MT-L. Entering production in the early 1970s, it was cheap to build, being based on many existing components like the engine which was originally developed as a truck engine. It was built at the Kharkov tractor plant and under license in Poland and Bulgaria.
MT-LB 6MA：MT-LBM fitted with a turret from BTR-80.
MT-LB 6MB：MT-LBM fitted with a turret from BTR-80A.
|Item Name||Soviet MT-LB|
|Item Type||Plastic Model Armor Kit|
|Model Brief||Length: 180.5mm Width: 82mm|
|Metal Parts||copper cable|
|Photo Etched Parts||3 pcs|
|Total Sprues||19 sprues , lower hull , upper hull and tracks|
The kit consists of over 1100 parts
>the kit w/refined detail
>multi-slide moulded lower hull , upper hull
>228 individual tracks links
>Photo Etched Parts included