Tuesday 8 October 2013

Review: Bolt Action, Imperial Japanese Type 95 Ha Go Tank

The Type 95 Ha Go light tank was a prewar design that was the only Japanese tank produced in any numbers. It was a decent tank in 1935 and performed credibly at Khalkhin Gol against the Red Army but was already outclassed by Soviet armour in tank to tank combat. They also performed well in the early colonial war stage of WWII but came badly unstuck when they were pitted against European Warfare armour like the Matilda II, Lee-Grant or Sherman.

The Bolt Action model is a nice kit with, thank God, resin wheels and tracks. The detail is crisp and only a little light flash has to be cleaned off.  It assembles in about ten minutes and looks good. I put one of Warlord's plastic infantry in the turret with a pistol and binoculars.


  1. I remember these from Panzer General II!

  2. Hi John. Nice model with a good amount of detailing! What scale is it? (I assume the figure is slightly over scale.) Kind regards, Brian.

    1. No they are both Warlord Bolt Action 28mm models. It really was a very tiny tank.