Saturday, July 3, 2010
Type 90 Kyū-maru
Here are some images plus a composite of Tamiya's 1/35 scale Type 90 Tank with mine roller. From Wikipedia "The Type 90 tank ( Kyū-maru-shiki-sensya) is the current main battle tank (MBT) of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). It is built byMitsubishi Heavy Industries and was designed as a replacement for all deployed Type 61s and a portion of their Type 74 tanks, and entered service in 1990. It is slated to be complemented by the Type 10 tank.". The type 92 mine roller was used on the main tank of the Japanese defense force, the type 90 tank each holds 2 arms which holds 5 steel disks each suspended by a chain. With a weight of about 12 tons this unit proved effective in the detonation of pressure sensitive mines.