There are numerous Trumpeter T-72’ available and wanting to see which one might be suitable to model an NVA T-72 of the early/mid 80’? Was the ‘A’ version the basis for the ‘M’?
Or you could go with Amusing Hobbies T-72M1.
That certainly looks interesting
The Soviet ‘A’ version was roughly equivalent to the export M1 version . The ‘M’ was a hybrid that had no equivalent in service with the Soviets.