The armored train is a train protected with hard armor and equipped with guns, machine guns, anti-aircraft weapons, anti-tank guns of different caliber and different crushing power. Armored trains were widely used in armed conflicts of the first half of the 20th century, especially in countries that possessed a developed network of railways. For the first time this type of train was used during the Civil War in America in 1861, and the experience of using the train as a protective weapon was very successful. Later, these trains were used in many wars around the world. Perhaps to this day some countries have armored trains in stock but, fortunately, so far there is no reason to use them.
The model itself is a very detailed copy of the original armored train No. 5067. During the Civil war in Russia this train fought on many fronts, rode more than 50 000 km, fought in Ukraine and in Central Asia. During the II World War the armored train participated in the battles on the southern front in 1941-1942, and in January 1945 was relocated to the Far East. Today you can see this armored train the museum in Moscow.
This model of the Armored train looks extremely realistic. It includes the armored locomotive, 2 armored wagons and 2 flat wagons. This type of armored wagons were being built in 1918-20 during the Civil war in Russia. Before the WWII they were slightly upgraded by adding strengthened armor plating. Armament: two 76.2 mm guns, six machine guns. Flat wagons were used in the armored trains for derailing protection and transportation of the equipment and repair materials. It’s easy to connect all the wagons together and you can even make a train much longer than this one by adding more wagons from your collection.
The most interesting elements of the construction are carefully specified.
The armored train model has HO scale and is compatible with the other UMBUM's rolling stocks and buildings in HO scale. As HO is the most popular scale of model railway in the world, we can tell that this model would be compatible with the other wagons and buildings as well.
The model is made of durable cardboard of 0.5 millimeters thick; it has double-sided full-color printing and embossing (note that embossing is a unique technology for cardboard models!). The model could be easily assembled without glue or scissors. It is provided with colorful language independent step-by-step instructions.
|Historical period||20th century|
|Shipping weight||0.4 kg|
|Contents||174 details, an assembly instruction|
|Complexity of the assembly||3 (5)|
|Size of the assembled model (L*W*H)||Armored locomotive - 9x1.5x2 inches (220x40x55 mm); armored wagon (x2) - 6.5x1x2 inches (165x35x50 mm); flat wagon (x2) - 5x1x1 inches (120x35x25 mm)|