The T-55 was a relatively simple and robust tank that did not require a high level of training or education in its tank crews. Many thousands of these vehicles were exported by the Soviets and found their way into the armour inventories of many ‘third-world countries’ including Syria. Once in Syrian hands, the original Soviet-applied olive drab paint scheme was over-sprayed with patches of sand and grey camouflage paint before, in some cases, having Arabic slogans and tank numbers painted on the turret. IDF036-1 is numbered ‘435’ in Arab numerals along with the hand-painted exhortation, “Death To Israel”. The model itself also includes a Syrian Army tank commander figure.