This is an injection-plastic military vehicle model kit.
This kit adds new Ground Self Defense Force equipment parts for the G type of the Type 74 tank, manufactured by Asuka, to Tamiya's plastic parts, resulting in a splendidly detailed presentation! Don't miss it!
Adapted from Asuka Model:
The J.G.S.D.F. Type 74 entered service as a new generation MTB in 1975. The development was started in 1964 when the first Japanese independently developed tank after WWII Type 61 was just deployed. At that time, most of the MTBs in the world had already been equipped with 100mm or 105mm main gun, which made Type 61 with 90mm outdated, therefor the 105mm main gun was an indispensable in the design of Type 74. Additionally, state-of-the art technology of Japan was fully introduced, represented by the hydropneumatic suspension system which was suitable for the various features of the terrains in Japan. The prototype was completed in 1969, and through the various test rigs, it was formally accepted in service in 1974. The tank received various updates in service. Rounds for the main gun were upgraded from HEP to Type 91 APFSDS-T. The Type 74 was considered outdated even before it entered service. The Type 90 was to have replaced it outright, but with the end of the Cold War these plans were scaled back. In 1993 four Type 74s were improved to the new Kai and Mod G, adding a passive infrared camera and side skirts. The upgrade proved to be very effective but at the same time extremely expensive, and the program was abandoned.
- [Mold Color]: Green
- [Includes]: Decal sheet