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Nasu War Museum - Japan - Gallery
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:52 pm
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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



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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:

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:23 am
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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.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:19 am
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"Bimbo Brigade"

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:39 pm
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Apparently it's a movie prop.

"Bimbo Brigade" is my joke about the young ladies staged on the tank for the photo.
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