Above is the sample of the booklet on Type 94 Tankette. In September – October 1978, members of the Australian Military Vehicle Collectors Society (NSW Branch) assisted in the removal and relocation of a Japanese Type 94 Tankette from Sydney to Caloundra in Queensland. The first tankettes were accepted in service in 1934. Type 94 Tankette Takom 1:16. by Joachim Koch on Modellversium + Actions Info Kits. Weight Also known as "TK", the Type 94 is armed with a single 6.5mm Type 91 machine gun, which is effective against infantry. Published: Friday, April 3, 2020. Unfortunately, this booklet is out of print. The tankette has been repainted with a four color pattern of sand yellow, olive drab, green and brick red. The primary role of the Type 94 was to carry supplies in the battlefield area and also serve in the supplementary reconnaissance role for which it was totally unsuited as its body armour could not withstand ordinary rifle bullets. [5] The IJA ordered some samples from the UK, along with some French vehicles and field tested them. Armour [2] The lightweight Type 94 proved effective in China as the Chinese National Revolutionary Army consisted of only three tank battalions to oppose them, and those tank battalions only consisted of some British export models and Italian CV-33 tankettes. Kit Number: 1009. Takom’s big kit crams a lot of detail into the tiny tank — even in 1/16 scale, the model is less than 6 inches long. A captured Type 94 Tankette on the engine deck of a USMC M4 Sherman tank at Kwajalein, The Type 94 tankette (Japanese language: 九四式軽装甲車 The type also had a total weight of 3,400 kilograms and a total length 3.08 meters. It was the most prolific Japanese tankette. Dimensions 40 km/h (25 mph) 4-12 mm 1:16. Also known as "TK", the Type 94 is armed with a single 6.5mm Type 91 machine gun, which is effective against infantry. The Type 94 TK was produced from 1935-1937 and 823 units were produced. In combat service the Type 94 was found to be prone to throwing its tracks in high speed turns. Manufacturer: TAKOM. 843 tankettes were produced by 1940, with the type seeing action during the war from China to Okinawa as Japan’s “fighting war horse.” The vehicle was located in the garage of a house in Gladesville, a suburb of Sydney, and had been there for some years. Tankette is my favourite word now, you always learn something new on imodeller! De ontwikkeling van Type 94 tankette had zijn oorsprong in de jaren '20 toen Japan zes Brits Carden Loyd Mark VI machinegeweer carriers aanschafte. The moment of the blast, at the Gate of China (December 12, 1937). Travelling long distances anywhere in it, let along China, must have been tough going. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Once the sun rise, the two tankettes charged their opponent where they were destroyed but not without taking all the task force with them. Takom- Chinese Army Type 94 Tankette. 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