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Japan's Type 2 Ho-I medium tank

Design

Was intended to be used for infantry support. Produced from 1942.

Had 75 mm short barreled gun. 16.5 tons, and 5 man crew.

Issued to gun tank companies of the Japanese Army's tank regiments.

Production

  • Type 2 Medium: 30

Specifications

  Type 2 Medium
Crew 5
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 16,100 kg
15.85 tons, 16.7 tons
Length w/gun 18.76', 18' 10"
5.73 m
Length w/o gun  
Height 8.4', 8' 6"
2.58 m
Width 7.66', 7' 5"
2.33 m
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Turret ring diameter  
Armament  
Main 75 mm Type 99, 75 mm
Secondary  
MG 7.7 mm MG Hull
7.7 mm MG
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 12 - 50
50
Hull Front, Upper 50
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 Type 100
Type 100, air cooled
Cylinders V-12
Net HP 240
Transmission  
Fuel type Diesel
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse 360°
Speed - Road 27.3 mph, 28 mph
44 kph
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 62 miles
100 km
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002
  2. Tanks of the World, 1915-1945, Peter Chamberlain, Chris Ellis, 1972
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