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WW2 Japanese Tanks

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 8/6/2015

Unlike its navy and air force, Japanese armor prowess lacked behind that of the world during World War 2.

There are a total of (14) WW2 Japanese Tanks in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1941
M3 Gun Motor Carriage (75mm)
After considering the German strategy used in its conquer of the Low Countries and France during the 1940 campaigns, the Unit...
Thumbnail picture of the M3 Gun Motor Carriage (75mm)

1941
Type 1 Chi-He
In the 1930s, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) introduced the Type 97 Chi-Ha series of medium-class infantry support tanks to...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 1 Chi-He

1945
Type 120 O-I
The Germans, Soviets, British and Americans were not the only ones seriously considering the development of "super heavy tank...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 120 O-I

1942
Type 2 Ka-Mi
Development of the Type 2 began in 1928 and was the Army's attempt to turn the Type 95 Kyu-Go light tank into an amphibious v...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 2 Ka-Mi

1944
Type 3 Chi-Nu
Realizing their tank force was largely inadequate in dealing with Allied armor across the Pacific Campaign, the Imperial Japa...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 3 Chi-Nu

1943
Type 3 Ka-Chi
The island-hopping campaigns for Imperial Japan during World War (1939-1945) dictated the type of military it was to field an...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 3 Ka-Chi

1945
Type 4 Chi-To
While the Imperial Japanese Army enjoyed a tremendous period of success through the opening phases of the war across Asia and...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 4 Chi-To

1945
Type 5 Chi-Ri
The Type 5 "Chi-Ri" was a further evolution of the preceding Type 4 "Chi-To" development - both becoming unrealized medium ta...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 5 Chi-Ri

1931
Type 89 Chi-Ro
The Empire of Japan went through a period of militarization following the end of World War 1. She consistently bred military-...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 89 Chi-Ro

1932
Type 92 Jyu-Sokosha
Exposure to foreign "tankette" types led the Empire of Japan in design and production of its first local tankette product - t...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 92 Jyu-Sokosha

1936
Type 95 Ha-Go (Ke-Go / Kyu-Go)
The Type 95 "Ha-Go" was a light tank design primarily utilized by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) during World War 2. She wa...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 95 Ha-Go (Ke-Go / Kyu-Go)

1937
Type 97 Chi-Ha
The Type 97 Chi-Ha was a production of the Mitsubishi company and designed to replace the aging Type 89B series for the Imper...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 Chi-Ha

1942
Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha
Regarded by many as the best quantitative Japanese tank fielded during all of World War 2, the Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha was ac...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha

1937
Type 97 Te-Ke
Developed from an early Imperial Japanese Army request for a light tank in 1937, the Type 97 Te-Ke was simply outmatched agai...
Thumbnail picture of the Type 97 Te-Ke