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WWII Tanks Vehicle Data Sheet

Medium Tank Type 97 SHINHOTO CHI-HA

Japan

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Armour Details

Turret

 Front 25mm@20(27.0mm)
 Side  25mm@25(28.0mm)
 Rear  25mm@30(29.0mm)
 Top  10mm@85(10.0mm)

Superstructure

 Front 25mm@45(35.0mm)
 Side  20mm@20(21.0mm)
 Rear  20mm@20(21.0mm)
 Top  8mm@80(8.0mm)

Hull

 Front 17mm@30(20.0mm)
 Side  20mm@0(20.0mm)
 Rear  20mm@20(21.0mm)
 Top  8mm@80(8.0mm)
Gun Mantlet 30 mm

Armour (x)mm @ (y) (Effective mm @ 0)

Effective Armour - Maximum 35 (mm) - Minimum 8 (mm)

Specifications

Manufacture Dates 1942 - Unknown
Quantity Produced -
Weight  15.8 (tonnes)
Crew 4
M.G's small 2
M.G's Large -
Length 5.54 (mtr)
Width 2.36 (mtr)
Height 2.39 (mtr)

Engine Details/Performance

Road Speed 23.5 (mph)
Cross Country Speed - (mph)
Range Road - (miles)
Range Cross Country - (miles)
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Capacity -
Horse Power -
Power/Weight - (HP/tonne)

General Information


The Medium Tank Type 97 SHINHOTO CHI-HA was a medium tank used by the japanese between 1942 and 1945.

The vehicle was manned by a crew of 4 and was 2.36 metres wide, 5.54 metres long, 2.39 metres high and weighed 15.8 tonnes.

Powered by a hp petrol engine the Medium Tank Type 97 SHINHOTO CHI-HA was capable of a road speed of 23mph .

Based on the all chassis, the vehicle was armed with 2 light machine guns, a 47mm Anti-tank Gun Type 1 with a muzzle velocity of 824m/sec which was capable of penetrating 54mm of armour at 800metres
Primary Armament
 
47mm Anti-tank Gun Type 1
 Calibre 47 mm
 Muzzle Velocity 824 m/sec
 Shell Weight 1.58 Kg
Range(metres) 100 200 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400
Penetration(mm) 64 62 60 54 48 43 37 32
Flight Time(secs) 0.12 0.25 0.51 1.1 1.75 2.48 3.33 4.32
Hit Probability % 98 98 98 96 77 48 25 20
Penetration is mm through vertical plate - calculated
Probability is % chance of hit on a 2 x 2.4mtr static plate

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