Type 4 Ho-Ro Self Propelled Gun

The Type 4 Ho-Ro was a self-propelled gun developed by the Imperial Japanese army during World War II. The chassis, or hull, was taken from the Type 97 and modified for the Ho-Ro. Taking cues from Germany at the time, the Japanese army knew they needed to quickly push a new form of self-propelled gun, as they were losing the war. In 1944, production began and ultimately ended at an estimated 12 units.

The gun was rushed into service and because of this and the lack of forethought, was an ultimate failure. It was never formally organized into any pairing larger than four vehicles. In addition, it was forced into close combat with Allied forces, and had nearly no armor to protect against damage. The design was outdated at the time, and by the time it was pushed into active combat, the Allied forces had significantly more formidable artillery pieces.


Crew: 5
Engine: 1 x Mitsubishi Type 100 air-cooled V12 diesel engine
Maximum speed: 24 mph
Maximum range: 155 mi
Armament: 1 x 150mm Type 38 howitzer
Suspension: bell crank

The Type 4 Ho-Ro - Self Propelled Gun kit comes with the following features:

Custom-printed figure designed by Lando
Elevating gun
Three BrickArms artillery shells
Working loading breech
Brickmania Tracklinks™
Authentic Japanese jungle camouflage pattern
1/35 scale to match other Brickmania models
Designed by Yitzy Kasowitz
Includes 412 genuine new-condition LEGO® and BrickArms elements
Intermediate Skill Level (4-6 years of experience with LEGO is recommended)

All Brickmania model kits are made of new-condition LEGO bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions and comes packaged in a sealed box. This is a limited edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

Type 4 Ho-Ro Self Propelled Gun