Published on
January 6, 2023
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Company: Hauler - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Hauler - Website: Visit Site

The Subject (Source - Wikipedia)

"The Type 16 maneuver combat vehicle (MCV) equips designated combat units. Due to its light weight and small size, it is designed for easy deployment (by aircraft if needed) allowing rapid movement on narrow roads and in built-up areas in response to various contingencies. Despite its small size and light armor, it can successfully attack much larger armored fighting vehicles as well as personnel, using its large caliber gun.

Main armament: 105 mm L/52 gun (developed by Japan Steel Works)

Secondary armament: 12.7 mm (0.5 in) M2 Browning machine gun, 7.62 mm NATO coaxial Sumitomo Type 74 machine gun (replacing M2 Browning) Type 96 40 mm Automatic grenade launcher or FN Minimi 5.56 mm NATO light machine gun".


The Item

If you want to bring your Type 16 maneuver combat vehicle (MCV) model kit to the next level, this great resin detail set is just the thing for you. The parts provide a fully detailed rendering of the wheel/tire set for this vehicle.

The accurate tread pattern is right on, and the sidewalls have excellent script markings on them. The wheel pairs are designated on the mounting blocks by ABCD letters for positional placement.

Care should be taken when removing the parts from the blocks so as not to accidentally remove some of the part’s material. They can be finished with standard hobby paints etc. but they require epoxy or C/A glue for assembly if required.

All-in-all this set will definitely enhance the appearance of your modern JGSDF MCV.

The Supplier (From the Hauler website)

“Hauler produces high quality photo-etched sets for AFVs, airplanes, cars, railway vehicles, resin accessories for dioramas and resin kits.”

Thanks to Hauler for supporting the IPMS Review Program and providing the review sample.


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