The Type-5 Chassis (タイプ５シャーシ) is a Mini 4WD chassis released by Tamiya with the release of Bear Hawk Jr..
This chassis fixed the chassis structure problem that plagues the previous Type series chassis. The chassis's structure is now strengthen despite being light-weight. The chassis's wheelbase is 82 mm long.
The rear hardpoint design layout was changed and is compatible with the rear roller stays that are made to later chassis.
However, there's one weakness: due to using the wider 2 mm width propeller shaft and orange ground gears, the chassis has mild power losses compared to the other chassis at that time.
The chassis was overshadowed by the Zero Chassis which was released earlier than the Type-5, and the chassis was not well-known until the release of Super Avante, which was featured in the manga and anime series Bakusou Kyodai Let's & Go! that was serializes during the second Mini 4WD boom.
Length/Width/Wheelbase: 132 mm/86 mm/82 mm
Ground clearance: Unknown
Driveshaft's length: 60 mm
Compatible gear set(s): 5:1, 4.2:1, 4:1, 3.5:1
Terminal type: B-type terminal
Weight (Chassis frame only): Unknown
- It is the last chassis to use the orange ground and the 2 mm propeller shaft until the release of Super-FM Chassis.
- It is also the last Type series chassis to be released.