±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big


Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Ubben77
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6639

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 101
Total: 101
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Downloads
02: Photo Gallery
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: CPGlang
08: Your Account
09: Photo Gallery
10: Home
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Your Account
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Community Forums
17: Community Forums
18: Home
19: Downloads
20: Home
21: Photo Gallery
22: CPGlang
23: Community Forums
24: Home
25: Home
26: Member Screenshots
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Home
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: Home
33: Community Forums
34: Downloads
35: Photo Gallery
36: Downloads
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Your Account
40: CPGlang
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Community Forums
44: Member Screenshots
45: CPGlang
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Community Forums
49: Community Forums
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Downloads
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: News
56: Community Forums
57: Community Forums
58: Community Forums
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: News Archive
63: Community Forums
64: Community Forums
65: Photo Gallery
66: Home
67: Downloads
68: Community Forums
69: Member Screenshots
70: Community Forums
71: Home
72: Home
73: Community Forums
74: CPGlang
75: Community Forums
76: CPGlang
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: CPGlang
89: Home
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: News Archive
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Community Forums
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums
100: Home
101: Member Screenshots

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
Nasu War Museum - Japan - Gallery
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1345
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:52 pm
Post subject: Nasu War Museum - Japan - Gallery

Hi All,

I made a trek North from Tokyo to Nasu, Japan to visit a private museum collection. The gentleman's collection includes this Japanese tank. It is a type I've never seen nor can I track down an ID.

Anyone know WHAT this is?

Gallery Link:

www.vgbimages.com/AFV-...apan-92419



Back to top
View user's profile
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1345
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Post subject: Re: Nasu War Museum - Japan - Gallery

Historical Photographic evidence strongly suggests that the tank was used as infantry support and transport for the infamous "Bimbo Brigade" of the late war Japanese Army - as shown here:

Back to top
View user's profile
Costas_TT
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Feb 15, 2012
Posts: 387

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:23 am
Post subject: Re: Nasu War Museum - Japan - Gallery

Overall, it looks like it was built using sheet metal and tracks from a commercial tractor/bulldozer. Appearance-wise, it combines features of the Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tank (glacis plate) and as a whole it resembles the Type 92 Jyu-Sokosha tankette.

_________________
1/72 and 1/76 scale fanatic.
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
JWB2
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 25, 2006
Posts: 199

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:19 am
Post subject: Re: Nasu War Museum - Japan - Gallery

"Bimbo Brigade"

?
Back to top
View user's profile
vagabond
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Dec 05, 2009
Posts: 1345
Location: Constantly moving across US
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:39 pm
Post subject: Re: Nasu War Museum - Japan - Gallery

Apparently it's a movie prop.

"Bimbo Brigade" is my joke about the young ladies staged on the tank for the photo.
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum