IJA Type 1 Tank Chi-He


Type 1 was ordered by the Japanese Army to replace Type 97 (Chi-Ha) as the new medium tank. It proved to be Superior in both speed and armor protection to the predecessor never the less the IJA decided not to put the tank in mass production but to retrofit it’s turret and the 47mm gun on to the already produced Type 97 platform. The revised version of Type 97 with Chi-He based turret was in production until 1943 when it was replaced by Type 3 Chi-Nu medium tank.

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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 and tweezers are also recommended.

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