Trumpeter Military Models 1/72 Japanese Type 74 Tank Kit
The Type 74 Main Battle Tank was manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and carries a 105mm L7 type rifled tank gun that was manufactured under license from Great Britain. It was a typically Japanese style tank carrying many Japanese originated ideas. It includes a hydro pneumatic suspension system, which makes the vehicle excellent for operation over the rugged Japanese terrain. Armament includes a .50 caliber anti-aircraft machine gun and six smoke dischargers. The Type 74 tank was adopted into the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force in the early 1980’s. It has since been superseded by the Type 90 Main Battle Tank.