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Strato Vector
StratoVector
No. 19508
94929 (13mm BB set)
92352 (Lil's Hobby Center Ltd.)
Series Super Mini 4WD
Chassis(s) Super-FM Chassis
Release Date July 16, 1996
December 1, 2012 (13mm BB set)
2016 (Lil's Hobby Center Ltd.)
In fictional media
First Appearance Dash Boy! Ten
Owner Souichirou Iota
The Strato Vector (Japanese: ストラトベクター, Sutorato Bekutā) is a Super Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya on July 16, 1996. It was the one and only FM machine in the Super MIni 4WD lineup.

It was featured in the manga Dash Boy! Ten as Souichirou Iota's machine.

General info

The Strato Vector featuring the open-wheel body design, with the front wheel guards protruded from the side cowls and a pair of rear wide fins sandwiched the silver-colored canopy. The rear arch parts, which covers the rear bodycatch, can be removed. There's the air-intakes on the front to dissipate heats from the motor. The 'Strato Vector' decals and the 'Iota J' decals can be found on the bodyshell.

It was mainly in blue, with white and red stripes on it.

It was equipped with the yellow, large diameter 6-spoke Manta Ray-type wheels paired with Avante-type slick tires. It doesn't come with a standard motor.

Lil's Hobby Center Limited

The Lil's Hobby Center-exclusive model, which was released in Philippines, features the clear blue bodyshell and special decals.

It was equipped with the silver-plated, large diameter 6-spoke Manta Ray-type wheels paired with the clear, soft-compound Avante-type slick tires.

In the manga

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!

The Strato Vector has the unique aerodynamic design and has super-low center-of-gravity chassis design. Not only it was fast on cornering, but it was also fast on off-road surfaces. According to Iota, the machine's design was completed after few millions times of Mini 4WD simulations via the computer.

Technical info

Length: 147 mm (Original/Lil's Hobby Center Ltd.), 146 mm (13 mm Ball Bearing Set)

Width: 90 mm (Original/Lil's Hobby Center Ltd.), 89 mm (13 mm Ball Bearing Set)

Height: 39 mm

Chassis: Super-FM Chassis

Gear Set(s): 5:1 and 4:1 (Original/13 mm Ball Bearing Set)

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 · Ray Hawk-Gamma · Tiger Zap
* denotes Premium version available
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