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Japanese Type 4 Ho-Ro self propelled gun

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Inspired by German self-propelled guns the Type 4 Ho-Ro assault gun wasbased on a reinforced Type 97 Chi-Ha tank chassis. The Type 4 Ho-Ro mountedthe Type 38 150mm howitzer. Surrounding the front of the howitzer was 25mm ofarmour plating – the open rear leaving the crew susceptible to close combatand shrapnel.

The 150mm gun predominantly fired Type 88 APHE (armour-piercing highexplosive) rounds although it could also fire HEAT (high explosive anti-tank)shells. Ammunition was stored in a container on the rear engine deck.

Rushed into service towards the end of World War II, the Ho-Ro was deployedin batteries of four vehicles. It saw action during the Philippines Campaign andduring the American assault on Okinawa where it was heavily outnumbered by USartillery assets.

Principal service: 1945.
Numbers manufactured: 25.
The Japanese did not produce any tanks of their own until 1929 and the firstexamples were versions of contemporary British and French models from Vickers,Renault and Carden-Lloyd. Experience in Manchuria caused the Japanese to useRussian armour as a model.

However, heavy armour played a minor part in Japan’s military strategy,and by the time her armies were obliged to face modern enemy tanks it wasalready too late. Such tanks as were available were lightly armoured and poorlyarmed compared to those used by the Allies.

Outgunned as they were by enemy armour they could still be effective againsttroop formations and many were adapted to carry other weaponry such as the 150mmhowitzer married with the Chi-HA to produce the Ho-Ro Assault gun

This box set contains:

  • Plastic, resin and metal Type 4 Ho-Ro Assault Gun – includes detailedJapanese artillery crew!
  • Bolt Action Stat card
  • Full colour waterslide decal sheet
  • Construction and painting guide
  • Damage markers
  • This product is supplied unassembled and unpainted. Glue and paints notincluded.

Product Details

Product Code: 26876994
Barcode: 5060393707585
Brand: Bolt Action


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