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unknown AFV

Post by tom! » 05 Nov 2008 21:17

Hi.

I recently stumbled on the following vehicle:

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and the following attached text :

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I´ve never seen this vehicle before and my japanese is not good enough to make a proper translation.

Can someone please translate the text?

Pics taken from Military Aircraft Special Issue July 2001 Part 1 by Delta Publishing

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Re: unknown AFV

Post by Akira Takizawa » 05 Nov 2008 23:49

It is prototype of Lumber Sweeper "Basso Ki". Basso Ki was used to sweep the lumbers which the Lumberjack Ho-K fall.

http://www3.plala.or.jp/takihome/newfolder/gallery.htm

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Re: unknown AFV

Post by hisashi » 06 Nov 2008 16:39

This was an earlier type of Bassoki designed by Gasuden, Type-89 medium tank base, while the one in Taki's pic was newer type redesigned by Mitsubishi. 瓦斯電製1号機 means 'Serial No.1 made by Gasuden'.

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Re: unknown AFV

Post by tom! » 06 Nov 2008 17:44

Hi.

Many thanks.

The suspension is very similar to the one from the railway crane vehicle, see below. Any idea if these vehicles were independent or related developments?

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Re: unknown AFV

Post by Akira Takizawa » 07 Nov 2008 02:08

tom! wrote:The suspension is very similar to the one from the railway crane vehicle, see below. Any idea if these vehicles were independent or related developments?

The railway crane vehicle was developed by Gusuden as well as the prototype of Bassoki. So, they have a relation. But, the railway crane vehicle was developed in the late 1930s, though Bassoki was developed in 1942. So, their developments are not directly related.

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Re: unknown AFV

Post by tom! » 07 Nov 2008 14:44

Thanks again.

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