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Tamiya 32596 1/48 Japan Ground Self Defence Force Type 16 Plastic Model Kit

Product Code: T32596
$43.99
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The New Kid in Town

Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) units began receiving the eight-wheel Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle in 2017; it is expected to form a central part of the Rapid Deployment Regiments called for in a mobile Japanese defense policy. It certainly fits the bill, with a top speed of 100km/h thanks to a 570hp engine, and can utilize public highways as well as being airlifted. The distinctively modern turret is equipped with a domestically designed L/52 105mm rifled gun, capable of accurate fire on the move; it is anticipated that Type 16s will be able to both provide supporting fire and take on enemy armor.

About the Model

  • This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 176mm, width: 63mm.
  • The modern silhouette with 105mm gun is accurately depicted.
  • Features a realistic rendering of the complex underside.
  • Soft resin tires feature authentic recreations of tread pattern.
  • Comes with a commander torso figure and two marking options.