The Type 3 Ho-Ni I was the first Japanese tank destroyer produced during WWII. It was developed in response to the IJA encountering the M4 Sherman that was proving difficult to destroy with existing weaponry.
The Ho-Ni was created by mounting a Type 90 field gun to a Type 97 chassis with an open topped 3 sided gun shield to protect the crew. While this left the crew exposed from the rear and above, the frontal and side armour was quite good for the role at 50mm thick. Additional armour was also mounted in places to the hull, and the hull MG removed to make room for ammunition.
Ultimately the Ho-Ni I saw little action during the war, and its impact was minimal.
Scale: 28mm / 1:56, 20mm / 1:72, 15mm / 1:100
Model: Type 3 Ho-Ni tank destroyer
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
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: Bergman
Painting by: MarDav Miniatures
*****photos and dimensions are at 28mm unless noted otherwise*****