This R/C model assembly kit recreates the Type 10 tank, which was officially approved in 2010 and reflects the latest military technology and the needs of the modern Japan Ground Self Defence Force (JGSDF). Full cooperation from the JGSDF led to this highly accurate recreation of the compact Type 10 with 120mm smoothbore gun. Take control of the Type 10’s smooth and powerful forward/reverse movement, a range of turns and pivots, turret rotation and gun elevation. Gun and hull recoil are also recreated. Authentic engine and firing sounds were recorded from the full-size tank and are coordinated with model actions. The main gun and coaxial machine gun flash when fired. A new gun barrel control system factors in model movement and elevation changes to keep main gun automatically trained in a direction set via transmitter. The dedicated gun barrel servo also controls movement after firing, and corrects elevation to prevent contact with turret rear when rotating at low elevation. This model is compatible with Item 53447 Tamiya Battle System (for 1/16 Scale R/C Tanks) (sold separately).
Rear-mounted pre-assembled gearbox features twin Torque-Tuned Type 540 motors for plenty of power. Power transmission mechanics follow those on a full-size tank: one motor controls forward/reverse; the other controls right and left track speed, allowing a realistic range of turns, plus pivoting.
Turret & Main Gun
Turret rotation is accompanied by realistic sounds, and its speed can be controlled via transmitter. When turret is rotated with gun lowered, gun elevation servo automatically raises the barrel to clear hull rear, then returns to original position. When firing, the main gun roars and muzzle flashes thanks to an orange LED in the barrel. Gun barrel recoils after firing via turret interior gearbox, and vehicle kickback is also recreated by drive gearbox. After firing, gun automatically goes to loading position then returns to previous firing angle.