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Dragon Armor 1/72 Scale WWII German IJN Type 2 "Ka-Mi" Amphibious Tank 60584

Item #: 60584

UPC/ISBN: 0089195605849



1/72 IJN Type 2 "Ka-Mi" Amphibious Tank, The 27th Naval Special Ground Base Guard, Aitape July-August 1944
Dragon earlier produced a simply stunning 1/35 scale Smart Kit of the Japanese Type 2 “Ka-Mi” amphibious tank, and now the company has used it as a platform to create a 1/72 Dragon Armor version. 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 really 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/h. 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.

Tank is new in box, never removed. Box is in excellent condition

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