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Postby Cshaffer » Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:50 am

I don’t know much about this tank I have a couple that have the same spring loaded battery hatch like this one
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Postby tankme » Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:27 am

It's definitely a Tiger II (King Tiger). I believe it is probably an even older Heng Long. RX-13 control board generation maybe?

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Postby Kaczor » Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:12 am

For sure it's old 27Mhz as sticker "C" indicates.
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Postby john1970 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:51 pm

Matorro king tiger not many of those about keep that 1

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Postby Jofaur86 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:51 pm

tankme wrote:It's definitely a Tiger II (King Tiger). I believe it is probably an even older Heng Long. RX-13 control board generation maybe?

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absolutely
not complicated, to recognize? if the battery is accessible from below, it is not Tamiya, and given the age of certain parts, only HL, the telescopic antenna of the transmitter? only 27 Mhz, not to mention the yellow batteries (Nicd) obsolete to date

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Postby Cshaffer » Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:04 pm

Thank you for all the replies and information this is one of the tanks I’m not that interested In keeping as for all the brands being said such as tamiya hang long and matorro is there a brand superior to the other or just personal preference?

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Postby john1970 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:19 pm

Tamiya is the better brand better quality and accuracy , heng long more popular as a lot cheaper than tamiya, Matorro have split into torro and mato. Mato now make all metal tanks while torro is the same as taigen which you have in the u.s.

you can tell this king tiger is matorro as the square on the bottom of it has matorro moulded on it
The sturm tiger you have could also be matorro

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Postby Jofaur86 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:31 pm

except that Tamiya has not evolved, electronic level, :( to date compared to HL, Torro, Taigen, who understood that it was necessary to change the frozen electronics RX 13/18, etc by systems today, with more realism for functions and sounds. The HL is delivered ready to operate, the Tamiya is delivered as a kit to assemble.

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Postby Cshaffer » Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:43 pm

What is a tell if it’s a tamiya?
Also I have a matorro I don’t think there are any that are torro or Mato

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Postby Jofaur86 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:52 pm

Cshaffer wrote:What is a tell if it’s a tamiya?
Also I have a matorro I don’t think there are any that are torro or Mato

:{ sorry, not understood the question ???

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Postby Cshaffer » Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:54 pm

Is there a easy way to tell if it’s a tamiya tank?
I also have at least two or three tanks that matorro I don’t think any after the split

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Postby jhamm » Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:57 pm

This is not a Tamiya Tank!
It´s a old HengLong Tiger II.
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Postby Cshaffer » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:02 pm

I know this one is not a tamiya but I have 30 that I received and I am working on identifying them and I was wondering when I go through some more if there is a way I can identify that brand if I have any. Some of the tanks have no markings on them

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Postby Cshaffer » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:04 pm

This is most of the group of tanks I’m working through finding out about
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:12 pm

Cshaffer wrote:Is there a easy way to tell if it’s a tamiya tank?
I also have at least two or three tanks that matorro I don’t think any after the split


As Jofaur indicated, above, if there is no access hatch for a battery in the base of the tank, it's almost certainly a Tamiya model. Generally, HL and Taigen models will also generally have brand names embossed in the base, as well as a battery access hatch.
Tamiya tanks also have no BB/Airsoft feature. Instead, they have a hi-intensity flash unit in the muzzle of the cannon.
If you can open the commander's and loader's hatches- assuming one or both will open, Airsoft tanks have a chute in the hatch for BBs (a portal in the base of the hatch). Any tank with one of these is NOT a Tamiya.
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Postby john1970 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:14 pm

look on the bottom of your tanks most of them will have a brand name moulded or written on them what your looking for is heng long, matorro, mato, torro, taigen, 21st century, ultimate soldier, bandai, heng feng those that you cant find anything on post a picture of them and go from there.

As for tamiya identification metal hull metal suspension

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Postby Cshaffer » Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:17 pm

Ok so I only think one of the tanks is a tamiya which was in one of my other post on here already I don’t think there where any other like that one

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Postby tankme » Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:19 pm

You are going to have a lot of fun trying to find out which radios go with which tanks...

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Postby john1970 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:39 pm

5 king tigers 1 looks to be 1/18 scale
6 tiger 1's 4 look to be 1/18 scale
3 panther g's 2 look to be 1/18 scale
on the left of the white panther g is a heng long jagdpanther on the rightof the white panther g is a kv1 cant really see it so dont know the make on the right of the kv1 looks like 2 panzer iii or iv cant make them out as they blend in with the blanket on the right of them is possibly a stug iv cant see it to well on the right of that is your bandai hummel on its right is a matorro or torro sturmtiger on its right is a 1/18th bradley possibly forces of valor. Behind the sturmtiger is a heng long stug iii behind that is an abrams might be heng long or hobby engine. Driving into the side of the abrams looks to be a 1/18th panzer iv

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Postby Cshaffer » Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:51 pm

Tankme I thought the same thing but 90% use the same style of chip I hope I can explain this but each controller has a chip with a frequency and all the tanks have a chip with the frequency marked so I have been able to use one controller for all the tanks I just have to insert the chip in the controller that corresponds with the tank I am very thank full that it was that easy

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