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Japan's A-I-Go Amphibious Tank

Design

Was to be used by the Army, but never went beyond prototype stage. Amphibious version of Type 92 Light Tank.

Had watertight hull and was slightly larger than the Type 92 Light Tank. Floats and propellers were added.

Production

  • Prototypes: 2

Specifications

  A-I-Go Amphibious Tank
Crew 3
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 7,000 lb
Length 12' 7"
Height  
Width  
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 13 mm MG, hull
Secondary  
MG 6.5 mm, turret
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper 6
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Turret Front  
Turret Sides  
Turret Rear  
Turret Top  
Engine (Make / Model) Mitsubishi, air cooled
Cylinders  
Net HP 45
Transmission  
Fuel type Diesel
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 21.6 mph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side 4 twin wheeled bogies
Return rollers each side 3
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

20th Century American Military History Crucial Site