Dash-4 Cannonball



No. Regular releases
Limited editions
94821 (Gold-plated)
95225 (Premium)
Series Racing Mini 4WD
Chassis(s) Type-3 Chassis
Super-II Chassis (Premium)
First Released Regular releases
January 30, 1990
Limited editions
April 30, 2011 (Gold-plated)
November 14, 2015 (Premium)
In fictional media
First Appearance Dash! Yonkuro
Owner Peiji 'Punkuro' Jimi

Dash-4 Cannonball (Japanese: ダッシュ4号・弾丸(キャノンボール), Dasshu Yon-gō Kyanonbōru) is a Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on January 30, 1990. The Premium version with Super-II Chassis was also released as limited edition model.

It was featured in Dash! Yonkuro as Peiji 'Punkuro' Jimi's primary machine. It was also features in the on-going manga, Hyper Dash! Yonkuro.

General info

The Cannonball featured a leaf-green bodyshell that has the long-nose body style similar to western sports cars. There is also a pair of headlights on the front while on the rear is a spoiler with four tail pipes underneath it.

As usual for a Dash machine car, it has the CoroCoro Dragon stickers.

The original model was equipped with middle-diameter 4-spoke Hotshot-type wheels paired with the black high-profile slick tires (Which is originally a Grade-Up Part), making it the first car to have such accessory by default. The chassis was molded in black.

The Premium variant was equipped with the gun metal, large-diameter 5-spoke TZ-type wheels paired with the black Avante-type slick tires. The Chassis and the A parts were molded in light gun metal and gun metal respectively. It comes with the easy locking gear cover, also molded in gun metal.

In the manga and anime

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In Dash! Yonkuro, it replaces the Falcon Jr. as Punkuro's primary machine throughout the original series. Like the rest of the Dash machines, it is equipped with the special chassis.

The Cannonball has higher acceleration performance compared to the others. Along with the Shooting Star, the Cannonball is one of the fastest cars out of the five initial Dash machines.

The car also has a special device known as the Condenser Circuit (コンデンサー回路) which, when activated, sends large amounts of electricity to the motor, causing an immediate, massive increase in acceleration performance. However, it was also a major weakness: since the Condenser Circuit sends massive amounts of electricity to the motor, the motor will break or explode after use, completely breaking the car in the process. Punkuro would only use it when he is prepared for such an event.

Punkuro later gave the Condenser Circuit to Tankuro for his Neo Burning Sun during the final race of the National Mini 4WD Championship.

Cannonball being sliced in half

The Cannonball being sliced in half. (HDY)

In Hyper Dash! Yonkuro, the Cannonball was used in the team race. Punkuro had challenge Comp Crow and his Night Seek Rod in the third stage (the 'Clock tower') with his old Cannonball instead of his Cannon Dead Ball. Unfortunately, the Cannonball was destroyed as Punkuro didn't expect that there's a incoming large pendulum while driving through a shortcut, thus slicing the car in half and fell into the ocean. However, this event gives Shinkuro a idea to modify his Shooting Star's bodyshell and equipped it onto his Shooting Proud Star.

Due to Hyper Dash! Yonkuro ignores the events of Shin Dash! Yonkuro, it has two successors: The Dash-04 Cannonball Wail and the Cannon Dead Ball.

Technical info

Length: 127 mm (normal), 151 mm (Premium)

Width: 86 mm (normal), 97 mm (Premium)

Height: 53 mm (normal)

Chassis: Type-3 Chassis, Super-II Chassis

Gear Set(s): 5:1 and 6.4:1 (Type-3 Chassis variant only), 4.2:1 (Premium)




Manga and anime



Dash-4 (Serialize version)

The Dash-4 in the serialization of the manga.

  • The Dash-4 Cannonball's design is based on the 3rd-generation Chevrolet Corvette sports car.
    • As shown in Dear Zaurus Tokuda, Tokuda liked sports cars and owns models of them which inspired the Dash-4 Cannonball.
  • During the serialization of Dash! Yonkuro on CoroCoro Comic magazine, the Cannonball, along with Dash-5 Dancing Doll, weren't offcially named and their design wasn't finalized when they debuted. Those were corrected in the tankoubon version of the manga.

See also

External links

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

Mini 4WD cars from Dash! Yonkuro franchise
Dash Warriors Mini 4WD Championship arc Boomerang Jr. · Monster Beetle Jr. · Hotshot Jr. · Falcon Jr. · Super Dragon Jr. · Hornet Jr. · Dash-1 Emperor · Dash-2 Burning Sun · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Dash-4 Cannonball · Dash-5 Dancing Doll · Dash-01 Super Emperor · Dash-0 Horizon · Dash-W1 Wild Saurus · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Dash-001 Great Emperor
Black Mistral arc Horizon Boundless · Liberty Emperor
Shin Dash! Yonkuro Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor · Dash-CB2 Blazing Sun · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Dash-04 Cannonball Wail · Dash-05 Dame the Dancing Doll · Dash-CBW Command Saurus
Hyper Dash! Yonkuro Rise-Emperor · Shooting Proud Star · God Burning Sun · Cannon D Ball · Dancing Divine Doll
Mini 4WD Championship participants Fire Dragon Jr. · The Fox Jr. · Thunder Dragon Jr. · Rising Bird · Bigwig Jr. · Avante Jr. · Thunder Shot Jr. · Clod Buster Jr. · Lunch Box Jr.
U Team and U Team 2 Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor · Crusader · Black Chopper · Black Bomber · Black Fighter · Black Attacker · Proto-Emperor ZX · Proto-Emperor Coretank
Team Momotaro Samurai Crimson Glory · Crimson R · Crimson T · Crimson E · Crimson A
Team Ninja Warriors Terra Scorcher Jr. · Dash-X5 Shadow Emperor
Team Heavy Metal Dash-X2 God Emperor · Dash-X3 Hurricane Emperor · Dash-X4 Devil Emperor
Amazon Horizons Sid Horizon · Buzz Horizon · Gal Horizon · Luke Horizon · Coco Horizon
from Black Mistral arc Aero-Solitude · Manta Ray Jr. · Black Mistral
Dark Dominion Night Seek · Night Seek Trigger · Night Seek Shield · Night Seek Rod · Night Seek Edge · Night Seek Saucer · Night Seek G · Over the Horizon · Dancing Bloom Doll
Others Daihatsu Kopen XMZ · Astralster · Abilista · Raikiri · Festa Jaune · Silwolf
Racing Mini 4WD series
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Type-2 Avante Jr. · Grasshopper II Jr. · Vanquish Jr. · Terra Scorcher Jr.
Type-3 Rising Bird · Dash-3 Shooting Star · Saint Dragon Jr.* · Dash-4 Cannonball* · Dash-5 Dancing Doll* · Winning Bird · Dash-01 Super Emperor* · Nissan Be-1
Type-4 Egress Jr.
Zero Dash-0 Horizon* · Avante 2001 Jr. · Astute Jr. · Manta Ray Jr. · Dash-001 Great Emperor* · Super Astute Jr. · Proto-Emperor ZX · Dyna Storm Jr. ·
FM Crimson Glory · Dash-02 Neo Burning Sun · Aero-Solitude
Type-5 Bear Hawk Jr. · Top-Force Jr. · Terra Conqueror Jr. · Dash-03 Super Shooting Star · Super Avante · Dash-CB1 Geo-Emperor*
Super TZ-X Mad Bull Jr. · Baja King Jr.
VS Dash-X1 Proto-Emperor* · Slash Reaper · Super Sabre Open Top · Top-Force Evolution Open Top · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ and XMZ · Daihatsu Kopen RMZ · Mini 4WD Lupine Racer · Mach-Bullet · Mini 4WD Koala Racer
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* denotes Premium version available