The FJ43 is part of the famous J40 series of 4x4 vehicles produced by the wellknown Japanese company since 1960. The J40 series was a tremendous best
seller around the globe, helping to build the reputation of the Japanese brand due
to its sturdiness, economy and reliability. It was used for decades for military and
civilian duties, and still remains in service in many countries. It has become an
icon due to its popularity in many conflicts, even coining the term “Toyota Wars”.
In the course of production several changes and updates had been applied and it is
possible to see vehicles with different parts including seats, wheels, etc.
The FJ43 designation applies to a medium wheelbase version powered by a petrol
engine, available with a soft top, hard top or even topless. These vehicles were
also field-modified to carry different weapons such as single and multiple-barrel
machine guns, recoilless guns or even rocket launchers.
The AK35003 model kit represents one of these ‘technical’ variants straight from
the box, including an accurate rendition of the Soviet SPG-9 recoilless gun which
remains a popular fire-support weapon since its introduction in 1962. The gun is
supplemented with a suitable vehicle mount and spare projectiles. This boxing
also contains an optional front bumper with a winch as well as rear seats which
can be assembled in either folded up or down position, allowing a multitude of