Type 97 Chi-Ha

japan mediumTank III Type 97 Chi-Ha

Characteristics

Protection

12%
12%

Firepower

14%
14%

Shot Effectiveness

38%
38%

Maneuverability

37%
37%

Vehicle Details

Weight (t) 14.35
Hit Points 440
Engine Power (hp) 170
Speed Limit (km/h) 40
Standard Shell Penetration (mm) 49 - 67
Standard Shell Damage 49 - 81
Rate of Fire (rounds/min) 11.5

Historical Reference

Developed by Mitsubishi from 1935 through 1937. The vehicle was mass-produced from 1938 through 1942, alongside an upgraded Shinhoto Chi-Ha from 1941 through 1942. A total of 1,220 vehicles of both types were manufactured. The Chi-Ha and the Shinhoto Chi-Ha tanks were widely used by Japanese forces in China, the Pacific Theater, and the Kuril Islands. After the surrender of Japan, these vehicles were used by both PLA and Kuomintang forces in the Chinese Civil War from 1946 through 1949.

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