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ATOM NEW SPACE TANK - YOSHIYA - JAPAN

This space toy claims to be a space tank but looks much more like a space car with its charming rounded lines. The box name may actually be ATOM IN SPACE CAR. It uses some components from Yoshiya's friction tanks. The red lithographed tinplate vehicle has porthole detailing and a large atom symbol on the hood. Marked Atom New Space Tank. There's a large plastic dome on top containing a yellow tin astronaut working the controls. This 6" 15cm toy has a friction crank operated mystery action. KO Box? Date?

A toy similar to this is featured in the 1965 Yoshiya catalog as #1085 SPACE SCOOTER.