Japanese Type 74 Tank

This is a 1/72 scale Japanese Type 74 Tank plastic model kit.

Trumpeter Japanese Type 74 Tank Plastic Model Military Vehicle Kit 1/72 Scale #07218
 Trumpeter # tsm07218
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Spotlight Review

"For fans of Japanese Cold War Vehicles"
Trumpeter's TYPE 74 Tank in 72nd scale is a real gem for fans of the JGSDF. The kit is well detailed and the design is based around a late variant of the Type 74, featuring upgrades not seen on previous versions. The kit is very well detailed with plenty of smaller parts to flesh out the full look of the vehicle. The hull and turret are very nicely molded with no errors on my copy of the kit. Some flash does need to be removed on small pieces, which might be tricky, but patience will certainly be the best tool here. The kit does have rubber tracks as a warning, so if you are not a fan this one is not for you. Two tank operators also come with the model and are nicely detailed of the 72nd scale. Overall, this kit is a nice representation of a neat JGSDF tank and one I would recommend for the intermediate and advanced modeller.

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  • Trumpeter Product Number: 07218
  • Length: 130.7 mm
  • Width: 44.2 mm
  • Height: 31.3 mm


  • 136 pcs
  • 10 sprues

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"A good kit with tricky tracks."
This kit from Trumpeter, the Type74 tank from the JGSDF or Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, is overall a good kit with some issues. It has in general a good level of detail with the moldings being nice and sharp, (e.g., the M2HB machine gun looks great for this scale). A nice touch is that the 2 turret hatches and the driver's hatch in the main body, can be left open or closed, the kit also comes with two figures, which are nice. another good feature is that the exhaust extensions can be built ready for wading (or not). it includes a small piece of acetate for the search light lens. Then some issues: Trumpeter also include a small length of string for the tow rope, which in my case, was a headache to make it look real, the other (much bigger) problem for me are the Vinyl tracks, on one hand they have a very good level of detail, but on the other hand, they were a real problem to make it fit with the wheels, they are too long and do not look realistic. Except the tracks, it's a recommended kit for a Cold War collection.


  • 71st Tank Regiment 4th Company/73rd Tank Regiment 1st Company

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