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Item No:35383

1/35 Military Miniature Series No.383


Length: 248 mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

C5: Upgraded Type 16
Since the first units were acquired in 2016, the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF)'s Type 16 has seen deployment across the Japanese archipelago. This eight-wheeled vehicle is capable of an impressive 100km/h and sports a rifled 105mm gun offering superior accuracy, and is intended to serve in the JGSDF's rapid deployment units. Feedback from units operating the Type 16 has been incorporated in its continuous evolution, in the case of C5 vehicles (those purchased in the 2020 fiscal year budget) resulting in a turret-rear air conditioning unit (carried over from the C4 design). Some C5 Type 16s were even given winches to aid in recovery of knocked-out vehicles on the field.
About the Model
★This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length; 248mm, width: 85mm. ★The model faithfully captures the powerful Type 16 form with eight large tires and 105mm rifled gun, based upon extensive research. ★It features renderings of C5 model features such as the turret-rear air conditioning unit, cleaning rod case, turret-top rails, antenna guard and more. ★Choose whether to recreate a Type 16 with winch or one without. ★Winch-fitted models will use the included string to depict the winch cable that stretches over the hull from the rear to the front. ★The steerable four front wheels move in tandem. ★Also included are commander and loader torso figures, plus a full-body crew member. ★The kit comes with two marking options included.
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  • ★This model faithfully captures the impressive Type 16, complete with various upgrades seen on C5 vehicles.
  • ★Winch cable and guide reel are depicted in style. Vehicles with a winch have a hull-top hatch with tools on top.
  • ★Note that the model can be built with winch or without.
  • ★The turret-rear air conditioning unit is accurately rendered, as is the slimline cleaning rod case behind it.
  • ★Rails are fitted around the turret rear, helping to offset the stowage space lost by adding the air conditioning unit.
  • ★Photo-etched parts are used to depict turret basket guards.
  • ★Other upgrades include the antenna guard (yellow arrow) and new position for the GPS antenna (red arrow).
  • ★A realistic crew figure is depicted with firearm.
  • ★Commander and loader torso figures add further realism. Googles use clear parts.
  • ★A quick comparison of our C1 (Item 35361) and C5 (Item 35383) products. Note additional hooks for netting, and the updated case for spent machine gun cartridges.
  • ★The underside of the model has a highly realistic finish. First and second axles turn together at different angles, just like a full size Type 16.
  • ★The model comes with a choice of two marking options, and also includes masking stickers for clear parts.
  • ★Muzzle brake perforations can be depicted using a decal as shown here, or by making your own holes with the aid of the included masking sticker.
  • ★This model is also compatible with the precision aluminum barrel in Item 12686 (sold separately).
  • ★A leaflet of background information and a color marking guide are included.

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Information is current as of June 2, 2023. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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