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The Type 87 Self-propelled Anti-aircraft Gun is a Japanese air defence weapon built around the Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon system as used on the Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft gun. The system uses a modified Type 74 tank chassis. It is also nicknamed by field officers as "Guntank" after the similar-looking mecha in the Mobile Suit Gundam series.
This is the very nice Fujimi kit in 1/72. It builds up with no real issues, although if you plan on building her wheels up, as I initially did, you will have to do some work to make the gear doors fit where they should. I chose not to do this after I'd already put the pilot in, but the figure is pretty nice. Built entirely from the box, included are 4 atolls/sidewinders, launch rails, hard points and two drop tanks so no need to raid the stash of ordnance, which is nice.
I have always thought of the FR XIV as the 'sports coupé' of the Spitfire marque. This is the old Fujimi kit (which is still very good) in 1/72 with a few enhancements - I replaced the cowling top with one from another (unknown) kit, Master gun barrels, Barracudacast wheels, Falcon vac canopy, Quickboost prop and exhausts and some cockpit interior from the Eduard Mk IX. Painted in Tamiya with decals from the decal bank. This is FR XIV MV375 of 411 Sqn, based at B.174 Utersen in late 1945 Comments welcome as always.
Did this as a quick simple build, its the old Fujimi C/D kit that I picked up at southern Expo for a fiver a couple of years ago. While its not Eduard detail, in fact there's very little detail particularly in the cockpit and wheelbays. Its been painted with Gunze and represents a D3 from 7 Staffel ZG 26 based on Sicily that was used to escort transport aircraft to the Afrika Korps or ground support for the DAK hence the huge drop tanks and the extra oil tank under the fuselage. The Kit was first released in 1977 and for its time not bad as it has some of the finest recessed panel l