REVIEW: The Absolute Best Main Battle Tank Build

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Today I've got something very exciting for brick-building fans, veterans, historical nuts, and military enthusiasts. I'm going to be showcasing an epic custom creation.


What's up, guys? Welcome back to our blog. It's Victor from the Nifeliz team here. Nifeliz's sets are not Lego but compatible.


Today we're going to be reviewing this incredible historic vehicle. First things first, we're going to learn about its details.



— Set details —


This one is called Nifeliz M60 MAGACH Main Battle Tank Building Kit and it consists of 1753 pieces. So this is a modified version of the M60 Main Battle Tank and as you can see, it looks amazing. On the box, this says it's recommended for ages 16 and up. Okay, let's open this up and show you guys what's inside.

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

And now for the moment of truth: we have got an instruction manual,  a bunch of stickers, a whole bunch of pieces and a cloth. Next up, I'm going to count the bags. One, two, three... thirty-seven. We have got 37 bags.

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego


— About the M60 Main Battle Tank —


Designated as the official United States Cold War main battle tank, the M60 tank was first introduced in 1960. The U.S. would sell them to other places, Israel being one of them. Israel needed an upgrade from the M48, which did not fare as well in some of their early wars, so they got the M60 and naturally began to modify and improve it. 


The first combat use of the M60 was by Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War where it saw service under the "Magach 6" designation, performing well in combat against comparable tanks such as the T-62. In 1982 the Israelis again used the M60 during the 1982 Lebanon War, equipped with upgrades such as explosive reactive armor to defend against guided missiles that proved very effective at destroying tanks. 


The M60 remains widely used throughout the world today, even while being superseded by the M1 Abrams in the U.S military. 


— Completion —


Hey, guys. Welcome back. So as you can see, we are finished with Nifeliz M60 MAGACH Main Battle Tank Building Kit. This thing took us about four hours to make and we had a lot of fun building it.

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

So we started off by building the bottom. Though at first the bottom seemed to be bent when we put it together, it flattened as we went on. The thing I always say is when we are even in the middle of being finished, it is like that is not a certain brick model, but then when we finish it, we can tell exactly what it's supposed to be. However, it's always good to see how everything works.. 

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Besides, in the instructions, it does make every step super clear. When you finish a step, all of the bricks turn grey. Hopefully you can see that and then in the next step of instructions, the bricks you need are highlighted. 

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego


— Features —


Nifeliz Collectible Model Army Tank for Teens and Adults looks just like the real tank. In fact, this is a beast. The completed model has a host of features that I wanted to showcase. 

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

First off, looking at the front side, the detail at the front is really nice. This thing is mounted on a tank. It is called a mine roller. A mine roller or mine trawl is a demining device mounted on a tank or armoured personnel carrier, designed to detonate anti-tank mines. It allows engineers to clear a lane through a minefield which is protected by enemy fire.

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

As you can imagine, in the desert which is very suited to tank warfare because you have very large open flat spaces, I would say this is something they've done as early as World War II when the British and the Germans were fighting in Egypt. Landmines also were very useful.  So they created something that goes in front of the tank and if this sets off a mine and blows it up, for replacing a mine roller is much cheaper than replacing a tank. Boom! And if this is damaged, you just swap those parts out. So this is actually a design for detecting and detonating landmines, which certainly works better than the old Polish army mine detector. It's an extremely practical simple solution because as I said, the old version of mine detection was really not good.

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Additionally, as you can see, at the top, this actually in its own way is quite realistic. 
The turret rotates all the way round. That's very nice. 

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Then the long cannon raises and lowers. It has got a cloth, which is probably just intended as a dust shroud to kind of try to keep sand and dust out of the zone. I assume that's part of the targeting system. I'm not really sure. 

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

The short cannon also rotates. Two machine guns, designed to be as air defense weapons are mounted on the turret and they both raise and lower. 

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

And you can take turret off if you want. Let's remove the turret. There you go. And it stays together, which doesn't always happen. If you actually pull the turret off, you will see some internal details like the driver seat. Oh, they look nice.

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

The commander's cupola is one of the things I like about these features. From there, the commander of the tank in theory can observe the battlefield and give commands while in relative safety. The only problem with the M60 in general and especially with the commander's cupola is that the cupola is presented a rather high profile. Therefore, it is an easy target, but again, you know, as time goes on and that's one of the reasons you'll notice tanks, believe it or not, are getting sort of lower and lower. 

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

This model not only looks like the traditional or the original M60 tank, but also it has the addition here of (ERA) explosive reactive armor.
You'll see it on some other tanks as well. Basically the outside of the tank is covered in blocks. It's like an ice cream sandwich. It has got its armor plating with an explosive in between so that when you get one of these newer anti-tank rounds, if it hits it, the explosion will hopefully set it off before it actually penetrates the hull and hopefully save the tank itself.
It's an odd concept to think about covering your tank in explosives to make it safer, but that is apparently what it does.

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Looking at the back side, it is very detailed. 
The engine compartment door opens up, revealing a really nice engine compartment. The engine is almost like a real one. That's the thing people don't realize about tanks. When you design them, you have to think about doing maintenance and stuff like that, so you have to be able to bring the turret or sometimes swap the engines out and stuff like that.

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

On the back side, there are two plastic grilles. They seem real. They are  one of the things you see when you study a lot of these pictures from World War II or even the Israeli Wars and you'll see why at the time tankers would have to carry things to help. Sometimes if they got stuck in the sand, they'd actually carry a piece of equipment that would allow them to get out.

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Below, the door also opens probably for engine maintenance or things of that nature. 

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Taking a look at the sides, it's very accurate-looking. 
There are six road wheels and two sprocket wheels at the front and the rear of the tank as well.

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

As for the exterior, one of the details that I really appreciate is its nice matte finish as well as its nice matte texture, which has very nice edging. That's nice because you don't always get to see that.

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Also its stickers have got different matte colors and look really nice. The other thing I really like about this is there's not many studs visible. 

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego

Last but not least, it's sturdy. There's nothing worse than a flimsy tank. 
When you play with other builds, some parts will slip off or a certain piece keeps on falling off. That might make you mad. But this is not the case with this one. These are staying in there. Almost all the pieces fit together tight.

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego


— Summary —


All in all, Nifeliz M60 MAGACH Main Battle Tank Building Kit is definitely the best main battle tank build. It is really well designed and very sturdy. As well as many realistic features, this thought-out build is characterized by a mine roller with a matte finish, which is a definite plus. This exquisite build is sure to make a nice addition to our display cabinet. I absolutely love this build. 

Nifeliz M60Tank Compatible with lego


Here is the link to get this.


So thank you for reading, guys. I hope this review was a help. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.
Bye-bye. Adios.



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