The SS-Ki (Sōkō Sagyō Ki) was an armoured engineering vehicle developed by Japan and entering service in 1931. As an all purpose vehicle, it was expected to fill numerous roles. These included mine clearing, trench digging, obstacle removal, bridge laying, vehicle recovery and flame throwing capabilities. Unusually, it was also used for chemical weapon deployment and decontamination. As a result of this broad job role, there were many variants of the vehicle.
Originally based on a Type 89 I-Go medium tank, the turret was removed and replaced with a small cupola. Armour thickness was also reduced to lower the overall weight. An unusual feature are the “claws” that would deploy in front of the tracks and act as mine rakes. The variant shown does not have the hull mounted fittings for bridge laying equipment
Scale: 28mm / 1:56, 20mm / 1:72, 15mm / 1:100
Model: SS-Ki tank
Country/Army: Japanese (IJA)
Suitable for: Bolt Action, Flames of War, Chain of Command, Rapid Fire, Iron Cross, Combat Patrol and many others!
Material: UV Cured resin
Height: 34mm (approx.) – not including claws
Length: 86mm (approx.) – not including claws
Item takes paint well once primed. Larger models may be hollow printed. Model supplied unassembled and unpainted. Some additional finishing may be required during assembly. Finished colour of the product may vary from images shown.
Original file by: Artou
Painting by: MarDav Miniatures
*****photos and dimensions are at 28mm unless noted otherwise*****