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 Mizushima Three-wheeled TM3A
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This was a vehicle that incorporated extremely original ideas and structures that had not been used in three-wheeled vehicles up to that time, such as a glass window in front to keep out the wind and rain, and a cloth roof overhead. A simple and sturdy small truck, it made a major contribution to the transport of goods in the post-war period. A prototype XTM1 vehicle built in 1946 was named the "Mizushima," and successive improvements were made through eleven more prototypes until perfection was achieved in 1947 with the TM3, at which point full-scale production and sales began. Production of the vehicle, including passenger car and light van versions, continued until 1962, by which time a total of 91,050 units had been produced.
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Storage location:MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION MIZUSHIMA PLANT (1-1, Kaigandori, Mizushima-shi, Okayama-ken 712-8501)
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Year manufactured:1947
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Manufacturer:Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:On public display: static
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Mizushima Model TM3
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Company name:Mitsubishi Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1947
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Vehicle type/usage:Small three-wheel truck
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
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Model / Weight
Style:Three-wheel truck
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Number of doors:None
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Passenger capacity:2
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Vehicle weight:585 kg
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Points of interest, topicality:Extremely novel style
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Body / Size
Overall length:2797 mm
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Overall width:1750 mm
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Overall height:1197 mm
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Tire size:4.4-18
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Ladder type
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Wheelbase:1880 mm
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:3A
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Air-cooled/single cylinder
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Displacement:744 cc
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Max. power/r.p.m.:13.5 ps/3000 rpm
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:3 forward speeds
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Drive system:FR
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Shashi, Mizushima Jidosha 50 Nenshi
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