Manchukuo Type 93 Armored Car

Manchukuo Type 93 Armored Car

Joined: December 12th, 2015, 4:55 am

January 3rd, 2016, 10:06 pm #1

Fairy Kikaku released a puzzling armored car kit. Kit 72016 – Manchukuo Type 93 Armored Car. The assembly paper lists “Daido” but I believe it should be “Dowa” automotive 同和自動車工業) since I can find no example of a "Daido" automotive factory in Manchukuo. It sports a mounted 37mm gun (assume a Type 94 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun?) in the passgenger's side. This is unusual since most Japanese (or Manchukuo) armored cars had only machine guns mounted.

Any more information on this armored car? Chassis? Engine? Armor thickness? Armament?



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January 3rd, 2016, 10:11 pm #2

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January 4th, 2016, 12:17 pm #3

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January 4th, 2016, 7:03 pm #4

there is a picture in George Forty's Armoured Cars of a Nationalist Chinese, former Shanghai Volunteer's 4x4 armoured car in 1945, very similar...
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Joined: August 8th, 2005, 6:23 am

January 5th, 2016, 3:56 am #5

Fairy Kikaku released a puzzling armored car kit. Kit 72016 – Manchukuo Type 93 Armored Car. The assembly paper lists “Daido” but I believe it should be “Dowa” automotive 同和自動車工業) since I can find no example of a "Daido" automotive factory in Manchukuo. It sports a mounted 37mm gun (assume a Type 94 37 mm Anti-Tank Gun?) in the passgenger's side. This is unusual since most Japanese (or Manchukuo) armored cars had only machine guns mounted.

Any more information on this armored car? Chassis? Engine? Armor thickness? Armament?


I upload another photo.



There is no information about this vehicle. It seems to be based on Type 94 6-wheeled truck, but not for sure.

It is usual that Fairy Kikaku makes up information for their models. Type 93 is nonsense, because the Manchukuo Army never used Japanese calender designation. Daido will be also a fudge by them.

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January 6th, 2016, 4:12 pm #6

Thanks Nuyt and Taki - I had seen that other photo previously (Chiyoda/QSW style). but notice the grille in this photo from Taki is not heavily sloped as in the model and photo from Fairy Kikaku (which is sloped like the grille of a BA-20), so not sure why they would have this upgright grille and then a sloped one. Different vehicles of Manchukuo?
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January 7th, 2016, 4:03 am #7

The following Manchukuo armored car resembles that of the photo of Fairy Kikaku. But, it is 4-wheeled and different vehicle.



I think that Fairy Kikaku thought the vehicle of their photo is Manchukuo version of Navy Type 93 Armored Car and made up their model.


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January 7th, 2016, 8:00 am #8

Thanks Taki, that's the picture that's also in Forty's book as "nationalist cars". BUt I guess you are right. Nevertheless an interesting vehicle!
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January 7th, 2016, 9:41 am #9

The pic is linked from the following page.

http://www.horae.dti.ne.jp/~fuwe1a/newpage417.html

It is the page of Manchukou Army.

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January 8th, 2016, 9:33 am #10

They came with two different turrets... and there were at least 4 (3 on the first pic and the one with the different turret)....
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