The Type 1 Ho-Ni I was the first self-propelled gun design (SPG) of this type employed by the Japanese army. The design was developed using an existing Type 97 tank chassis and replacing the current revolving turret with a 75mm Type 90 Field Gun mounted on a cut out chassis. The gun mounting gave ten degrees of traverse and -5 to +25 degrees of elevation; it could also traverse 20 degrees to either side, meaning the vehicle did not have to be turned to engage targets. The Type 1 Ho-Ni I carried 54 rounds of ammunition but had no defensive machine gun which made it vulnerable to close combat assault by enemy infantry. We have fielded 2 versions for collectors, RS035A in a 3 tone camouflage scheme and RS035B in a dark green Japanese army paint scheme.
Scale 1:30 / 60mm.