This tank also features Blazer add-on explosive reactive armor (ERA). With a dozer blade fitted, such vehicles were very useful whenever obstacles needed to be cleared or where defensive earthworks were required.
This 1/35 scale kit has superb features, including the correctly arranged ERA modules. Each module fits onto the turret and hull easily and with precision. Of course, the distinguishing feature of this particular kit is the impressive-looking M9 dozer blade. This element is completely new, and it can be depicted in either raised or lowered position depending on what dioramic scene the modeler is trying to recreate. The blade is cleverly produced from multiple parts in order to accurately render its form.