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T-26 Model 1933,
T-26LH/45 & OT-130/1


Mirage Hobby, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Numbers: 72609[T-26 1933],
72617[T-26LH/45] &
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 202 parts on five sprues in very finely molded light grey plastic, 2 nicely detailed rubber tracks plus a tow cable, decals for four colourful versions and eight double sided A4 pages of instructions containing history, build diagrams and four colour schemes.
Price: from USD$7.96 from Squadron.com
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Amazing detail in such a small model, interesting colour choices; cleanly moulded.
Disadvantages: "Rubber band" tracks, although nicely detailed and some parts are very, very small and fiddly.
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by
Glen Porter

Mirage Hobby's 1/72 scale T-26 family is available online from Squadron.com



These three tanks are very similar, so much so that there is only a slight difference in the parts count. Consequently I have used the details of the T-26 Model 1933 as representative instead of detailing them all.


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For those of us who put our models together with our feet, the small size of some parts could be a bit of a problem. Notwithstanding this, and the tracks, these are spectacular kits.

Mirage’s decals are usually very good and these seem to be no exception. Russian tanks normally come in any colour you want as long as it is boring old green, but with the T-26 there seems to be a much bigger variety. They were used in the Spanish civil war, against the Finns, by the Finns and by the Germans. These users are all reflected in the colour schemes and decals.



I think Mirage is very quickly becoming one of the premier 1/72 scale model manufacturers and I for one cant wait to see what the future holds.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.

Review and Images Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Page Created 2 September, 2004
Last updated 04 March, 2005

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