The Type 2 was the first amphibious tank used by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). It was designed for Japanese landing forces performing amphibious invasions of Pacific islands that didn’t have regular port facilities. Production commenced in 1942 and a total of 184 Type 2 amphibious tanks were made, although the design was too late to participate in Japan’s island-hopping campaign. When used in water, large pontoons were attached to the glacis plate and rear deck to give it a top speed of 10km/hour. These pontoons could be shed as soon as it reached land. The turret featured a 3.7cm Type 1 gun and coaxial Type 97 machine gun.
Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer's suggested colors.
Skill Level: 3
Series: Armor Pro
Features: Molded in grey with photo-etched parts
- Ventilation grill produced in maximum details
- Upper and lower hulls are one-piece and slide-molded
- Hatch on turret can be assembled open or closed
- True-to-scale ultra-thin propellers
- Injection molded float attachments with crisp details
- Intricate idler wheels, sprocket wheels and return rollers
- Suspension system offers easy assembly
- One-piece DS tracks
- Includes decals
*Use only cement for polystyrene plastic*