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The Rayhawk-Gamma (Japanese: レイホークガンマ, Rei Hōku Ganma) is a Super Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on July 9, 1997.

It was featured in the manga Dash Boy! Ten as Rei Gamma's 3rd machine in the series, suceeding his Boomerang Gamma. It was also featured in the manga Mini 4 Kids as Kakeru Takagami's first machine in one of two stories.

General info

The Rayhawk-Gamma, being the successor to the Boomerang Gamma, features the similar, open-wheel body design, with the side-fenders now covering the chassis's sideguards and a pair of heat-dissipating large air-ducts on the rear. There's also a pair of horizontal fins protruded from the middle of the car's nose.

Standard variant

The standard Rayhawk-Gamma features black body color, with blue cockpit and the stripes-styled body decals with red, blue and yellow highlights.

It was equipped with the red, large diameter 3-spoke TZ Super-type wheels paired with Avante-type slick tires. The chassis frame and A parts were molded in black. It doesn't come with a standard motor.

A variant of the standard model, which comes with the 13mm roller ball bearings, was released in 2012.

In media

Spoiler alert!

This section of the article may contains details concerning the progression of the plot. If you do not want it to be spoiled for you, skip this section!

Dash Boy! Ten

In one storyline, it doesn't explained on how the Rayhawk-Gamma was created, what is known is that its performance is on par with Ten's Thunder Boomerang. In another storyline, Shortly after Rei's Boomerang Gamma was destroyed by Taiga's Shadow Boomerang, the Rayhawk-Gamma was created after Rei got the hint from how the hawk is flying.

Mini 4 Kids

In one of the two storyline, the Rayhawk-Gamma was Kakeru's first machine.

What is known is that Kakeru had shaved the weight from the Rayhawk's bodyshell to the extreme. Unfortunately, this extreme modification has proves to be a nail in the coffin for the car as its bodyshell was destroyed in a race against Kit Kodou and his Tiger Zap.

The bodyshell was later repaired and reconstructed into the Dyna-Hawk bodyshell, and was fitted onto the Super TZ Chassis until Kakeru got the Super X Chassis from someone and the GT Parts (The front nose guard) from Mr. Kutoba, thus the Dyna-Hawk GX was born.

Technical info

Variant Body Chassis Wheels Tires Motor Dimensions Gear

Standard
(19511)

Color: Black
Material: PS

Type: Super TZ
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, ABS

Size: Large
Type: TZ Super-Type
Spoke: 3
Fitment: Staggered
Color: Red
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Avante-Type Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

N/A

Length: 147
Width: 90
Height: 34

5:1
4:1

Standard
with
13mm Ball Bearing

(94923)

Color: Black
Material: PS

Type: Super TZ
Frame: Black, ABS
A parts: Black, ABS

Size: Large
Type: TZ Super-Type
Spoke: 3
Fitment: Staggered
Color: Red
Material: Polypropylene

Size: Large
Type: Avante-Type Slick
Color: Black
Material: Med. Elastomer

N/A

Length: 146
Width: 89
Height: 34

5:1
4:1


See also

Rei Ganma's machine

Kakeru Takagami's machine

Trivia

  • With the height of 34 mm in its default setup, the Rayhawk-Gamma is currently the lowest large diameter wheels-equipped Mini 4WD car to date, followed by the DCR-01.
  • The bodyshell of the Rayhawk-Gamma is one of the TZ-compatible bodyshells that are not compatible with the AR Chassis without any modifications.

External links

Tamiya Japan

Tamiya America

Super Mini 4WD series
Super-1 Liberty Emperor* · Poseidon-X · Tom Ghody Special · Shao Bai Ron · Big Bang Ghost* · Boomerang-10 · Boomerang Gamma · Astro-Boomerang
Super-FM Strato Vector
Super TZ Black Stalker · Thunder Boomerang W10 · Rayhawk-Gamma · Tiger Zap
* denotes Premium version available