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Type 1 Ho-Ni Platoon (JBX07)
Includes Three Type 1 Ho-Ni Self-propelled guns.
The Ho-Ni was designed to counter Allied Sherman tanks and was equipped with a powerful 75mm gun.
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Designed by Evan Allen,
Painted by Aaron Mathie
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The mechanisation of Japan’s armed forces proceeded at an extremely slow pace during the war. Lacking the resources to develop dedicated self-propelled artillery, they instead turned to expedient adaptations of existing designs.
The first model produced was the Type 1 Ho-Ni mounting the 75mm Type 90 gun in an open fighting compartment (similar to a German Marder) on a Chi-Ha chassis.