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Type 2605 Heavy
The Type 5 Heavy... Because everyone and their brother builds the Maus...
About this creation













I absolutely love how Lego studs perfectly resemble the rivets. I was going to use 1x1 round tiles, but realized the studs look so much better...







Below are some size comparison shots against my SU-122-44 which I built in the same scale.






Versus the in game representations, The sad part is the scale is only off by a little bit in some areas...






Maintenance...

The tracks of the Type 5 are custom made, 5 stud wide pad, 1 stud wide center guide, and 1 stud deep center guide... This is due to Lego 5 wide tracks having a 2 stud wide center guide and after I built the suspension and realized that I was not about to start over...


The suspension is easily accessed by popping off the sideskirt panel, which is a good thing because while it would function, the strength of it is unknown...

A bit of "History"... Which is a stretch considering I'm 75% sure this is more or less a fake tank...

- The Type 5, also known as the Type 2605, was one of the variants of the O-I superheavy tank, developed during WWII. The vehicle was planned to be used for breaking through fortified enemy lines and for coastal defense.

- The Type 4 super-heavy tank, likely referred as the Type 4 O-Ro, was a second Japanese super-heavy tank design. One prototype was built and is said to be sent to Manchuria and serviced there, but no details are known.

It is apparent that there was a proposed upgrade to the vehicle. This design is often referred as either "Type 5" or "Type 2605". However, given the vehicle was a proposed upgrade to the O-Ro, it was very likely that the full designation of the vehicle would have been "Type 5 O-Ro Kai". The improved design was most likely meant to be lighter design that could fix some possible design faults of the O-Ro.

Biggest difference was that the Type 5 O-Ro Kai in general was lighter design than the Type 4 O-Ro while keeping the same engine, cooling system, turret and armament. The O-Ro Kai had 35 percent smaller engine copartment compared to the Type 4 O-Ro, but retains the same type of engine, resulting in a very cramped cooler design. This design has however an advantage for saving some weight, resulting into a lighter design with same engine, increasing the mobility of the vehicle. Four radiator blocks are shifted towards the rear, and, along with the separate oil cooler, are cooled with one many-bladed fan, connected to the main reductor by a crankshaft, passing between engines. Air is gathered through vertical grilles in the engine compartment, passes through vertical radiators, and is released behind the tank. If the fan breaks, the air will be partially circulated with exhaust fumes, achieved by a nozzle collector on each engine.

Not much else is known about the O-Ro Kai. It seems to have the same turret and gun with its predecessor. The vehicle was never built and remained only on papers, most likely due to the surrender of Japan.

- Its real name would have probably been "Type 5 O-Ro Kai", which stands for "Improved 2nd Super-Heavy Tank"

Model Feature:

- Functioning suspension, 5 Bogies per side, 4 wheels per bogie
- Custom brick made track links
- Opening hull roof hatches for crew
- Elevating/Depressing gun
- Rotating turret
- Easily removable sideskirts to access suspension
- 4 Extra track links, 2 per side... Couldn't connect the track ends together in LDD

Model Information (Via the Stud.io software):

Piece Count: 2,093
Price: $931.83
Weight: 4.21 Ibs.
Dimensions (Studs):

Length: 54.9
Width: 20.6
Height: 21.0

Dimensions (Inches):
Length: 17.3
Width: 6.5
Height: 6.6

* I am not charging you anything for the LDD file, that is simply what Bricklink would charge you for the parts, if you want the LDD file, it's free for all...

For those interested, you can view it in 360 3D on its Mecabricks page Here.

I started this more or less on a whim, boy did this tank tank awhile, and man was it fun to build. People have asked "Why don't you build a Maus?"... Everybody builds the Maus, I haven't seen a Lego Type 5 Heavy around so I figured it was time to change that...



How could I not make an anime reference to go with the anime heavy? What am I, a normal functioning member of society? Haaaaaa...

Yooooooo, This baby got blogged! Check it out!


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I made it 
  February 22, 2018
Quoting i am ihello thanks
No problem dude :)
 I like it 
  February 22, 2018
thanks
 I made it 
  February 20, 2018
Quoting i am ihello Really love it. but what do you use to render LDD so nice ( i am still stuck at taking screenshots) ? thanks
I have a second program called stud.io by bricklink... I use it for the sole purpose of importing my LDD files and using its render system to make decent renders. stud.io has a licensed version of the POV-Ray rendering software that is very easy to use...
 I like it 
  February 20, 2018
Really love it. but what do you use to render LDD so nice ( i am still stuck at taking screenshots) ? thanks
 I made it 
  January 4, 2018
Quoting Johan van der Pluijm Nice! The rivets came out nice indeed. No surprise to me actually. The center part of the body ( where the turret is on) appears to be a bit too high to me, like one or two plates. no big deal. About those tracks: i love em, but I cant use this type, because that would cost like 20-50 euros.. but since i cant find the lego tracks on a proper website, it might be something to consider..
The center part is technically right on the scale when you consider the rivets on the front and rear sides of the side plates that would connect to the center hull have three rivets at about the same spacing as the WoT renders. The problem is the is a very subtle angle on the front and rear faces of the center hull, it's a very steep, yet very subtle angle. This causes it to look marginally off. I could have replicated that angle but it would have ruined the side profile by putting in slight gaps, so I compromised to preserve the side profile and also make it a less technical build. And yeah, these tracks would be fairly expensive. The reason I made them is because the center guide of the Lego 5 wide tracks is 2 studs wide and I needed a 1 stud wide center guard to give me 4 studs (2 on either side of center) to allow the interleaved roadwheels to have contact with the tracks. Thanks for your comment.
 I like it 
  January 4, 2018
Nice! The rivets came out nice indeed. No surprise to me actually. The center part of the body ( where the turret is on) appears to be a bit too high to me, like one or two plates. no big deal. About those tracks: i love em, but I cant use this type, because that would cost like 20-50 euros.. but since i cant find the lego tracks on a proper website, it might be something to consider..
 I made it 
  December 22, 2017
Quoting Florida Shoooter Wow! What an absolute monster! :) Love the tracks. I like using studs as rivets as well. Yours worked out perfectly.
Thanks for the reply, yeah I wasn't going to use the studs at first but at the last minute I thought "Hmmmm I wonder..."
 I like it 
  December 22, 2017
Wow! What an absolute monster! :) Love the tracks. I like using studs as rivets as well. Yours worked out perfectly.
 I made it 
  December 22, 2017
Quoting Gabor Pauler Cool tracks!
Thanks, I've been wanting to use custom tracks for a while but I never really made anything large enough to warrant using them.
 I like it 
  December 22, 2017
Cool tracks!
 
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