Model Number: 58361
29th November 2005
4WD shaftdrive, gear differential front and rear
Double wishbone all 4 corners, monoshock front
Thundershot - bathtub type
front:width 38mm diameter 73mm
Rear:width 38mm diameter 73mm
Originally released in 1987, the Thundershot gained widespread popularity with its futuristic body styling.
Re-released on 29th November 2005 as a limited edition.
Its spaceship-like body is made from tough polycarbonate and features a cockpit housing a driver figure for increased realism.
Easy to assemble shaft-driven 4WD off-road chassis features a mid-mounted motor for optimum balance and a bathtub frame to make installing the R/C mechanisms a breeze.
4-wheel double wishbone suspension features upper I arms and lower H arms for a simple but effective setup.
Front suspension features a unique mono-shock with stabilizer while the rear suspension has two high-performance CVA oil dampers.
Gearboxes are fully enclosed to keep out dirt and debris and features internal diff.gear units for enhanced transmission efficiency.
[taken from Tamiya's website]
Some differences between this re-re and the original
Box now has an additional message...'This is a reissued item and some specifications of actual model may vary from package.'
'Regarding availability of RC equipment, spare parts and hop-up options, please contact your local tamiya dealer'
Box image also shows decal sponsor replacements
Inside box, blister packs have gone
Manual now in black and white, no longer with blue colour accents
Bonus wing included, attached by screws to body (stickers not inc. though!)
(not the same as original hop-up wing which was attached by wire mount)
Lexan body now has an overspray film covering
Blue lower wishbones have updated extra webbing (like Terra Scorcher and Fire Dragon)
Front and rear wheel hubs are now updated versions (like Terra Scorcher and Fire Dragon)
Decal sticker sheet has sponsors replaced with generic tamiya ones
Lexan chassis cover/driver is now made from thicker polycarbonate and thus loses a small amount of detail
Made in Japan like the original