Here is a short in-box review. The kit comprises 152 parts in olive-drab plastic, plus a further 16 parts molded in clear plastic for ,headlights & taillights,etc.... The lower hull come as a single die-cast piece, in my opinion i think the reasoning behind this is,Tamiya will probably release this kit as a remote-controlled version & the weighted lower hull will keep the vehicle from flipping over during turns.The upper hull is molded as a one piece item, there are some shallow ejector pin marks on the underside of the roof,but they should pose no problem to remove.The interior is very well detailed with a full width dashboard & they have also included gas & brake pedals,(something that Tamiya didn't provide in their recent HUMVEES.You also havr 4 very nice hollow vinyl tires with excellant tread detail.You have a few options in the kit, you can build a vehicle with extra armor around the gunners position on top of the vehicle, you also have the option of smoke dischargers.You can also build a standard vehicle without the extra armor & smoke dischargers.
I only have 2 complaints with this kit & they are minor,
(1) Tamiya only provides the MINIMI 5.56 Machine Gun as armament, mention is made in the instructions that a Type 01 Light Anti-Tank Guided Missile can be fitted in place of the machine gun,but none is provided!
(2) Marking are only provided for JGSDF vehicles stationed in Iraq
Below are a couple of links to more detailed reviews,
I will try & post some pics of the kit,when i finish it.