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New Release: Type 4 Ho-Ro – Self Propelled Gun

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Special Offer:

Buy the Type 4 Ho-Ro – Self Propelled Gun by August 28 and get free shipping on your entire order*

*Within the USA free shipping means delivery by the United States Postal Service using First Class Mail (packages up to 8 ounces) and Priority Mail (packages over 8 ounces). Select Countries: Free Economy Mail delivery (4-8 weeks) is also being offered to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.

About the Type 4 Ho-Ro – Self Propelled Gun:

The Type 4 Ho-Ro was a self-propelled gun developed by the Imperial Japanese army during World War II. The chassis, or hull, was taken from the Type 97 and modified for the Ho-Ro. Taking cues from Germany at the time, the Japanese army knew they needed to quickly push a new form of self-propelled gun, as they were losing the war. In 1944, production began and ultimately ended at an estimated 12 units.

The gun was rushed into service and because of this and the lack of forethought, was an ultimate failure. It was never formally organized into any pairing larger than four vehicles. In addition, it was forced into close combat with Allied forces, and had nearly no armor to protect against damage. The design was outdated at the time, and by the time it was pushed into active combat, the Allied forces had significantly more formidable artillery pieces.

Specifications:

  • Crew: 5
  • Engine: 1 x Mitsubishi Type 100 air-cooled V12 diesel engine
  • Maximum speed: 24 mph
  • Maximum range: 155 mi
  • Armament: 1 x 150mm Type 38 howitzer
  • Suspension: bell crank

Additional information about this Brickmania custom building kit:

The Type 4 Ho-Ro – Self Propelled Gun kit comes with the following features:

  • Custom-printed figure designed by Lando
  • Elevating gun
  • Three BrickArms artillery shells
  • Working loading breech
  • Brickmania Tracklinks™
  • Authentic Japanese jungle camouflage pattern
  • 1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
  • Designed by Yitzy Kasowitz
  • Includes 412 genuine new-condition LEGO® and BrickArms elements
  • Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

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