Sunday, September 13, 2015

Ostmodels 1/76 Type 4 "Ka-Tsu" Amphibian Tank (by HenkofHolland & Mauro Traverso)

Hello everyone, a new review about Ostmodels. A Japanese Amphibian tank Ka-Tsu. Thank you for sharing Henk..


Kit Ostmodels J12 – Type 4 “Ka-Tsu” Amphibian Tank
Scale 1/76 – Resin

Master by Henk Timmerman (HenkofHolland)

Resin casting by Anker Fuglsang, owner Ostmodels, Australia

Model built and painted by Mauro Traverso

 Description:Crew: 5, Capacity: 4 tons or 40 troops/infantryman, Weight: 16 ton, Length: 11.00m, Width: 3.30m, Height: 3.57m, Speed: 20kmph (land) and 8 knots (water), Range: ?, Engine: 6 cilinder air-cooled Diesel, Power: 120hp, Armament: 2x machine gun and two 450mm torpedoes, Armour: 10mm, About 49 vehicles are produced. One of these vehicles survives on USMC Camp Pendleton California.

Different from KA-MI or KA-CHI. The KA-TSU is not a tank but amphibious carrier of load or persoon. The engine component and electric devices of KA-TSU is watertight and it can be carried underwater by submarine.

unpainted built model

finished and painted model by Mauro Traverso.


  1. What an unusual model! Where may I find the Kit Ostmodels J12 – Type 4 “Ka-Tsu” Amphibian Tank so I can purchase one?


    You can send a mail to Henk Timmerman ..


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