Paper Type 3 Chi-Nu tank model

The paper model of the tank is Type 3 Chi-Nu - (yap. 三 式 中 戦 車), «Chi-Nu»(yapチヌ-«middletenth»)- Japanese medium tank of the Second World War.

Materials and tools:

  1. scissors, paper knife, drawing ruler
  2. tweezers;
  3. glue brushes and paint;
  4. watercolors (or pencils), toothpicks;
  5. clear acrylic glue ("Moment", etc.);
  6. to print the model matte photo paper with a density of 170-180 g / m2; for small parts - 70-80 g / m2.

Build Tips:

  1. Before you assemble the part, read the drawings and instructions. Determine the place of each part and imagine its assembly;
  2. Make holes in details before cutting out the part;
  3. Cut only the part (s) you need right now. Unpacked items in a box, and unused sheets in a closed folder (as an option). Throwing out trash after work, carefully inspect the scrap paper;
  4. To better fold the part, it is necessary to hold the ruler along the fold line, pressing lightly with the blunt side of the knife or a toothpick so as not to damage the paper surface.Better to do it from the wrong side of the part;
  5. Keep your fingers clean and be sure to use wipes to wipe your hands, because hands may get dirty in the process;
  6. wind up cylindrical parts before gluing onto a round object of a suitable diameter, this will give them shape;
  7. Before gluing it is necessary to paint the ends of the part. White crop lines spoil the overall look of the model. To paint the ends, use watercolors or gouache paints. After selecting the desired color, apply them in a thin layer, then allow the paint to dry. About markers better to forget;
  8. Take your time with gluing. First, cut out the part, paint it from the end, wait for the paint to dry, assemble the part. Attach it to the place where it should be to make sure everything is done correctly. And only then stick. Do not forget to let the glue dry.

A bit of history

Japanese Medium Tank Type 3 Chi-Nu

Faced with battles with American tanks "Sherman", the Japanese military were unpleasantly impressed by the fact that the main medium tank, "Chi-Ha", and raquo; significantly inferior to an American classmate.Having received the task, the designer, taking as a basis the running gear of the experienced "Chi-Xe", well-proven in service, and created on its basis a new tank, later adopted for service as "Type 3 Chi-Nu". The tank received an enhanced reservation and a new gun. The development was completed in October 1943, but the production of the machine was postponed. &Nbsp;

Japan, which was subjected to constant bombardment, was not in the mood for launching the production of new weapons. According to one source, the serial release of «Chi-Well»startedinmid-1943,accordingtoothers—onlyinSeptember1944,andlasteduntiltheendofthewar.Atthemoment,itisnotknownexactlyhowmuchChi-Wellwasmade.AccordingtotheAmericans,theserieswas60cars,accordingtoJapanesedata-144andeven166.Anyway,«Chi-Well» was the last Japanese tank that was developed during the war.

The tank hull almost completely repeated the hull of "Chi-He", but with a new, 3-seater tower, under the Type 3 L / 38.4 gun. The gun, in turn, is based on the Type 90 field gun (Schneider 1919, under the license of the French company «Schneider»).Caliber— 75 millimeters, barrel length 38.4 caliber, muzzle velocity 680 m / s.According to the sum of the tactical and technical characteristics, the Japanese tank corresponded to the German Pz.IV of the latest modifications (equipped with a long-barreled 75mm gun), only a little inferior to it in armor protection and armor penetration.

Chi-Well, it was not possible to make war. The tanks were delivered to the regiments of the 4th tank division of the Imperial Japanese Army, based on the islands of Kyushu and Honshu. Japan capitulated before the invasion of the US ground forces, so to participate in the battles of the tanks, "Chi-Well" and raquo; it was not possible. However, some historians believe that cases of armed clashes, "Chi-Well," and raquo; and the American troops did take place in the battles for Okinawa in March —June1945.AfterthesurrenderofJapan,"Chi-Well» were partially scrapped, but most of them went into service with the Japan Defense Forces and were used by them for a long time, along with older machines such as "Shinhoto Chi-Ha" and "Chi-He", as well as the American M24 "Chaffee". Tanks were decommissioned only by the 1960s, with the beginning of the mass production of more modern Type 61.

With the launch of «Chi-Well»intheproductionofitsdevelopmentisnotover.Planswereunderwaytore-equipthetankwithamorepowerful75mmType5cannonwithabarrellengthof56.4caliber,similartothecannonofanexperiencedmediumtank"Chi-To".Thegunwastobeinstalledeitherinaslightlyreworkedoldweldedturret,orinanewcastone(intheformofasimilarweldedone),however,duringtheprojectstage,re-equipping"Chi-Well» it never happened.

The only surviving tank Type 3 "Chi-Well »ExhibitedattheMilitaryMuseumattheJGSDFOrdnanceSchool,(Tsuchiura,Japan).Itwashewhoservedastheprototypeforthetank«Anteater» in the anime series "Girls und Panzer", the first season of which was released in 2012.

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