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Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2019 8:05 p.m. PST

Can anyone help me ID this tank? Thank you.

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Tachikoma Inactive Member14 Jan 2019 9:15 p.m. PST

Japanese Type 97 TeKe tankette.

Lee49414 Jan 2019 9:49 p.m. PST

Rather poorly done!

Brad Jenison Inactive Member14 Jan 2019 11:37 p.m. PST

Oh I don't know. Looks like it was sculped by hand by someone using sculpey or plumbers putty. I don't have the sculpting skills to have done it let alone done it better. It was good enough for Tachikoma to identify it immediately, so I don't think it was that poorly done.

GROSSMAN Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2019 11:43 p.m. PST

Panzer tank…

Winston Smith Inactive Member15 Jan 2019 5:07 a.m. PST

Its a Tiger. All tanks are Tigers.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2019 5:27 a.m. PST

I thought putty or clay too but the striations on the front glaces makes me think a 3D printed item.

Fred Cartwright15 Jan 2019 5:31 a.m. PST

Yes definitely a 3D print. Looks like it might have been scaled up.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2019 7:34 a.m. PST

Here's the Wiki article about it: link

And a picture from it reveals a smooth glacis:

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Jim

Personal logo Toy Soldier Green Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2019 8:13 a.m. PST

Thank you Col.

UshCha15 Jan 2019 8:59 a.m. PST

Marc33954,
Its not a 3D print, the striations are way too big and the sides and top would show some light patrering, Not sure why it has be sculpted like that though.

Legion 415 Jan 2019 9:22 a.m. PST

Yep … another good example of WWII IJF's poor AFV designs ! evil grin

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