Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Khurasan T-55 vs. Battlefront T-55 (FOW)

There have been a few reviews of Khurasan's T-55 tanks going around so I'll keep mine brief and let the pictures do most of the talking.

I recently picked up three of Khurasan Miniatures T-55's to compare with my 10 Battlefront T-55's. Below are some pictures of the models and a comparison of the two.
Khurasan T-55 all bagged up.
The Khurasan Miniatures T-55's have resin Hulls, tracks and turrets with only the barrel, AA MG, and small bits in metal. The Battlefront T-55's have only a resin hull and turret, the rest is in metal.
The detail is good on both, with Battlefronts being a little more pronounced and therefore visible at 15mm.

Khurasan in the foreground, with BF T-55 in back.

Khurasan on left, BF on right.

The BF tank is a little taller than the Khurasan.

I like the HMG on the Khurasan tank more than BF, but neither is very sturdy.

I left off one of the fuel tanks on the Khurasan T-55.

The BF T-55 is wider.

The Khurasan T-55 has the option of no fuel drums, empty brackets or full drums on.

The hull on the BF tank is longer, but the tracks are almost the same.

So in review, both are great kits. I would probably recommend buying all of one or the other and not mixing them as there is some size difference. Also there is a weight difference as the Khurasan tanks weigh far less than the BF ones. As for price, both are similar in cost, but Khurasan sells individual tanks and group packages whereas Battlefront only has boxes of 5 or 3 for now. I will be checking out the BF Egyptian T-55's next, since mine are all the Vietnam versions. Although all of the photos I've seen of T-55's in 1967 don't have the fuel tanks in combat. 

1 comment:

  1. "One gaming note is that the fuel tanks on the Khurasan tank look great but are three individual pieces each. That means that they are a little more fragile than I would like for the tabletop." Thanks for the review! Actually the rear fuel drums are one piece if you add them, drum plus brackets, and two pieces if you don't but still want the brackets reflected in the look of the vehicle.

    One other point is that our T-55 is $12.33 if you buy three, and $12 if you buy ten. It's only13 if you buy them singly -- which is an option that's available!

    Thanks again and I hope you enjoy the tanks.