World War II Japanese Chi Ha Tank Metal Earth Overview
The Metal Earth Japanese Chi Ha Tank of World War II is a 3D Laser Cut Model. Cut from two 11cm square thin sheets of metal, simply pop out the pieces to construct this model Chi Ha Tank using tabs and holes. An excellent DIY hobby model kit.
The Metal Earth models are amazingly detailed etched models that are fun and satisfying to assemble. Each model starts out as square metal sheets and you simply pop out the pieces and follow the included instructions to assemble your model. No glue or solder needed.
Chi Ha Tank
The Chi Ha tank was built by Mitsubishi and designated the CHI-HA. It used the Mitsubishi air-cooled 170 horsepower diesel engine and was regarded as the best tank that Japan had produced during World War II. The main armament consisted of a single 57mm gun mounted in the turret and supported by two 7.7mm self-defense machine guns.
The Type 97 Chi-Ha was a medium tank used by the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Battles of Khalkhin Gol against the Soviet Union, and the Second World War. It was the most widely produced Japanese medium tank of World War II, although the armor protection was average for a 1930s tank.The 57 mm main gun, designed for infantry support, was a carry over from the 1933 Type 89 medium tank. Later it was replaced by a 47 mm gun that was more effective against armor. After 1941, the tank was less effective than most Allied tank designs.
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