The Type 1 self-propelled gun was an improved version of the Type 97 medium tank, with a 75mm field gun added to the hull. Its gun could penetrate armor of up to 85mm from a range of 1,000 meters. While the fighting compartment was roofless, it did feature 50mm-thick armored plate on the front. It was produced from 1943 and around 140 were made in total, to be deployed with armored divisions. In January of 1945, 4 Type 1s were part of the 2nd Tank Division on the Philippine island of Luzon, where they engaged in fighting with U.S. M4 Sherman tanks.
- Length: 170mm, Width: 67mm.
- The roofless fighting compartment is authentically recreated.
- Gun features such as the recoil buffer and mount are depicted accurately.
- Accurate replications of the riveted hull and unique suspension.
- Uses easy-to-fit belt-type tracks, which can be cemented and painted.
- Accessories as armor-piercing and howitzer rounds are also reproduced in scale form.
- Includes six figures: gunner, loader and four infantry.
- Four marking options and insignia decals for figures.