IJA I-Go Medium tank (Type 89B, Chi-Ro)


The design of I-Go tank started in 1925 (The imperial year 2585) at that time Japanese Army formulated 2 design requests. For a light and a medium tank most probably expecting them to support motorized infantry and being capable of traveling at its pace. Interestingly I-Go was designed as the Light Tank but due to a number of challenges with the Chi-I medium tank it’s specification was adjusted resulting in its gross weight to reach 14 tons putting I-Go in the medium tank segment. The kit pictures a late model of the tank which was identified as model B or Otsu. Model B was fitted with an air-cooled Mitsubishi A6120VD 120 hp diesel engine, relocated to the other side of the hall one piece driver hatch and an asymmetrical turret which now included a copula for the commander. The tank was in service until the end of WW II and a total of 291 ‘diesel-powered’ I-Go’s were manufactured by Mitsubishi.


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This is ready to assemble plastic model kit. Paints and cement (not included) are needed to complete the model. Side cutters, modeling knife, tweezers are also recommended.

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