Japanese Armor in World War 2 – AK 549
Some of the best model companies in model making are in Japan: Tamiya, Hasegawa, Aoshima, Fine Molds, Pit-Road, Bandai, etc. It is obvious that Japanese vehicles are part of their catalogue to satisfy their local market. In the rest of the world, there is a growing interest in Japanese vehicle models, mainly in Europe and the United States.
The Japanese identified their vehicles with a “Type” number, coinciding with the year it was put into service according to the Japanese calendar, for example, 2595 (1935 according to the Western calendar). Following the “Type” number, they were assigned a name consisting of the tank’s category designation followed by the correlative letter of the Japanese alphabet.
There were many vehicles, and in Japanese Armor in World War 2, we will see more interesting ones from the modelling viewpoint and some handy techniques to make the models.
Modellers: Kristof Pulinckx, Joaquin Garcia Gazquez, Witold Socha & Kreangkrai Paojinda
Language: English & Spanish – bilingual
Physical: Semi-hard cover, portrait
- Type 95 Ha-Go
- Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha
- Type 97 Te-Ke
- Type 89 Chi-Ro
- Type 2 Ka-Mi
- Type 4 Ka-Tsu
- Type 4 Ho-Ro
- Type 98 Shi-Ke
- Type 1 Ho-Ni