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Type-5 Chassis

The Type-5 Chassis (Japanese: タイプ5シャーシ, Taipu Faibu Shāshi) is a Mini 4WD chassis released by Tamiya in March 1992 with the release of Bear Hawk Jr..

General info

This chassis fixed the chassis structure problem that plagues the previous Type series chassis. The chassis's structure is now strengthen despite being lightweight. 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 straight crown gears (whose material is harder than the pink helical crown gears, thus requires more time for gear break-in) , 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 Kyoudai Let's & Go! that was serializes during the second Mini 4WD boom.

Technical info

Chassis Data
Length 132 mm
Width 86 mm
Wheelbase 82 mm
Ground Clearance 6 mm (With middle-diameter wheels)
Driveshaft Length 60 mm
Compatible Gear Set(s) 5:1
3.5:1 (Special Ratio Gearing only)
Roller Down Thrust Angle 5
Terminal Type B-type
Weight 113 g (With middle-diameter wheels and alkaline batteries)
Chassis Stats
Toughness 3 T5ChassisStats.png
Acceleration 3
Cornering 3.9
Stability 3
Adaptability 3
Ease of Maintenance 3



  • It is the last chassis to use the orange crown and the 2 mm propeller shaft until the release of Super-FM Chassis.
    • It is also the last Type series chassis to be released.
Original series Origin · Comical · Wild · Cruiser · RV
Type series
Type-1 · Type-2 · Type-3 · Type-4 · Zero · FM · Truckin' · Type-5
Super series
(Super/Mighty, Fully Cowled/Aero)
Super-1 · Super-FM · Super TZ · Super X · VS · Super TZ-X · Super XX · Super-II
Mini-F series Mini-F
R/C Mini 4WD TR-1
PRO/REV/Laser MS · AR · MA · FM-A · VZ