Type 1 Self-Propelled Gun & Kurogane 4x4 Set | 1/35 Military Miniature

TamiyaSKU: om-TAM25187

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Type 1 Self-Propelled Gun & Kurogane 4x4 Set
1/35 Military Miniature by Tamiya

Servants of Yesteryear

The Type 1 SPG was a combination of the Type 97 medium tank chassis with the powerful 75mm field gun, and it packed a significant punch, capable of defeating 85mm of armor from a kilometer away. The open top fighting compartment was furbished with 50mm thickness armor skirting. 140 examples were produced between 1943 and the end of WWII; these vehicles were deployed with armor units such as the 2nd Armored Division, which was active on Luzon in the Philippines in resistance to U.S. landings. Using ambush tactics and regularly changing positions, they managed to slow U.S. forces and even destroy some Sherman tanks.

The Kurogane 4x4 was developed in answer to a specification from the Japanese Army, and underwent numerous modifications after it entered service. That produced from 1937 was a 3-seater with 33hp 1.4-liter V2 engine, double wishbone front suspension, and a leaf-sprung rigid rear setup. Highly mobile on- and off-road, around 4,800 were produced between 1935 and 1944, contributing in reconnaissance and communications roles to the Japanese war effort from China to the Pacific islands.

This model kit set pairs up the Type 1 self-propelled gun (Item 35331) with Japanese model maker Fine Molds’ Type 94 Kurogane 4x4 scout car, in what promises to be a great value diorama in a box!

The Type 1 was a modified tank with a 75mm field gun, the only weapon available to Japanese WWII forces that could reliably take out U.S. Sherman tanks. The Kurogane, meanwhile, is said to be the among the world’s first 4x4 vehicles; the 33hp engine-powered car could carry three and was used in a variety of roles in numerous theaters. Roughly 4,800 were manufactured.

About the Set:
1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit set.

Type 1 Model Information
• An accurate recreation of the self-propelled gun form with riveted hull, unique suspension and open top fighting compartment. The gun features depictions of recoil buffer and mount.
• Belt type tracks offer accuracy and a fuss-free assembly process. They can be painted and cemented.
• Comes with gunner and loader figures in accurate pose, plus four marking options.

Kurogane Model Information
• The compact Kurogane 4x4 is captured in style, with accurate recreations of the 3-seater cabin and 4WD suspension. The canvas hood is depicted in retracted position.
• Length: 102mm, width: 45mm.
• Comes with a single figure in standing position and four marking options.
• Kurogane parts are a product of Fine Molds, Japan.

Type 1 length: 170mm, Kurogane length: 102mm.
Image shows painted and assembled kits.

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Product Data

Packed Dimensions: 0.2 kg - 28 x 17.5 x 4.6 cm

Release Status: Released

Initital Release Date: June 2009

Please note that model kits may require adhesives/paint to bring out their full potential. Images shown may be of a prototype and final result may vary. Accessories are sold separately unless stated otherwise.

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