The Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go Light Tank

The Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go Light Tank

The Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go Light Tank production ran from 1935 to 1942 totalling 1161 were built by 5 manufacturers. Its reported that the vehicle had a number of problems, such as a large gap between the hull and turret which could be jammed with a bayonet and stopping the gun being drawn down on the enemy. The vision ports were badly laid out and large enough that when open the crew could be easily killed and the armour was as effective as chocolate.

The diesel engine had a good reputation for reliability on cold weathers but the suspension had a number of problems. Production ended in 1943.

The Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go Light Tank Specifications

Armaments: 37mm Main Gun / x2 7.7mm MG
Armour: 12mm steel plate
Crew: 3
Dimensions: Length 4.38m / Width 2.06m / Height 2.18m
Weight: 7.4 tonne
Engine: NVD 6-cylinder 120bhp Diesel
Top Road Speed: 45 km/h
Range: 242 km

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