This is a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Type-10 tank 1/48 scale model from Tamiya. Tamiya's popular line of 1/48 scale military miniatures features a broad line-up of models portraying important military vehicles from various points in history. This model of the Japanese Type 10 main battle tank is the first tank model that is currently serving.
More than just a scaled down version of the Type 10, this model recreates the newer C4 fourth production lot that was delivered from 2014 to the spring of 2015 featuring various improvements upon the original design. The Type 10 was originally commissioned in 2010 and intended to be the cornerstone main battle tank for the JGSDF, coming equipped with a Japanese-made 120mm main gun, a modular armor system, impressive maneuverability, as well as compatibility with modern C4I (Command, Control, Communication, Computer & Intelligence) network systems.