About This File
Summer and winter camo plus decals for da Finnish Army T-72M1. Turret top file included.
Finns bought the first T-72M1s from the Soviet Union in early 1980s. When the DDR went under, Finns bolstered the numbers to 120+, buying surplus equipment from the Germans. The T-72s made up the backbone of the two Armoured Brigades from 1990s to 2005 when the decision was made to dispand the Brigades and scrap the T-72 flotilla. The T-72s were last time seen in numbers during a refresher training in Helsinki in 2004.
The T-72 was loved and hated, and they bought a very special place in Finnish tankers' hearts. The old farts that worked with the tank propably say it was the best possible tank for Finnish terrain, where engagement ranges are short and small size could mean the difference between life and rather manly death by punching a hole in the clouds, still inside the cramped turret... Also the multifuel engine was excellent for the Finns, as during war time one may run out of petrol, but the T-72 would have no trouble as it could run on vodka, for example. And that's the last thing the Finns would run out of after copying paper.
Now sit inside the beast yourself and see if there is any truth in the stories and legends...