Leading up to WWII, Japan understood the need to have fast motorised artillery transports on the quickly changing battlefields. In 1936, Hino Motors first developed what would soon become the Type 98 Ro-Ke, a six ton prime mover. It could achieve 24 km/hr and pulled Japan's more modern and heavier artillery, specifically the Type 92 Cannon and Type 96 Howitzer. It was popular with the Japanese, as well as the Australians, who employed numerous captured models. Of the nearly 2,000 produced, only one survives today in Australia. This is a multi-part model and will need some assembly Designer Jarlang


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