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These two medium tanks were knocked out by Japanese artillery fire

These two medium tanks were knocked out by Japanese artillery fire

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The Type 1 Chi-He medium tank is an improved version of one of the most mass-produced Japanese tanks – the Type 97 Chi-Ha. Though a highly advanced vehicle ...

A Japanese medium tank lies knocked out and abandoned after a firefight in the Philippines.

An M10 tank-destroyer in action near St. Lo in June 1944

During the fighting on Bloody Ridge two medium tanks (below) were knocked out by Japanese artillery fire from the Pinnacle.

Type 95 Ha-Go light tank

But here today we will get a closer look at the first mass produced medium tank of post-war Japan, the Type 61.

Japan's 2nd Tank Division was virtually annihilated during fighting in the Philippines in early 1945.

An American M4A2 Sherman carrying a Japanese Type 94 light tank on its back in Namur (1944)

In 1929, Japan completed the prototype for the mass-produced Type 89 I-Go medium tank. (Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

... Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go light tanks (pictured above) ambushed a platoon of five M3 Stuarts on their patrol. One of the five Stuarts was knocked out of ...

One of the most important innovations for Japanese tank design in the Chi-He's construction was the widespread use of welding in assembling the turret and ...

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Tanks in the Japanese Army

In total, from 1943 to 1944, 170 Type 1 Chi-He medium tanks were produced. They served in units charged with defending Japan until the end of the war, ...

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Colonel Yoshimaru lost his confidence when piano wire disabled two of his Type 97 Chi-Ha tanks in the open field. One was disabled by anti tank fire from a ...

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Early model Chi-Ha's taking part in maneuvers.

M4A2 'El Toro' of the 22nd Marines was equipped with wooden panels. Here it served as protection from two 47mm shells which failed to penetrate the tank's ...

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The Type 95 So Ki was an especially interesting variant of the Type 95, being an armored railcar. The So Ki featured both tracks and wheels, ...

This was the largest concentration of a single type of lend-lease equipment in a specific unit anywhere.

A few Chrysler M4A4s were used by the 1st Corps Medium Tank Battalion before the new M4A2s were shipped. This one is operated by some Charlie Company men in ...

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Medium tanks Type 97 " Shinhoto Chi ha" from the 11th Tank Regiment, Shumshu, 1944. A character 士 (Samurai) on the turret is a symbol of the regiment.

The Japanese Type 97 SHINHOTO CHI-HA Medium Tank was intended to replace the slower

M4 Sherman Tank

In spite of night falling, a further two T34s and a KW-I were knocked out of which two enemy tanks brightly burned, upon which the rest of the tanks turned ...

The 1st PTG supported the Chinese units which assaulted the city of Lashio. A medium tank platoon was attached to the 612th and 613th Field Artillery ...

Thumbnail image #19 of the M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4) Medium Tank

During the fighting on Bloody Ridge two medium tanks were knocked out by Japanese artillery fire from the Pinnacle. US Army Wikipedia - "Battle of Okinawa"

Destroyed and knocked-out T-34 tanks, the last pic featuring three units abandoned after getting stuck in a swamp.

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Type 89 Yi-Go at Tsuchira.jpg

HEAT Shells - 50mm of front armor - Quick for a medium tank - Smoke shells are an option. Cons - You have to unlock the heat shells, which means you have to ...

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Apart from armor-piercing hollow-charge shells, the Japanese Type 1 cannon also has anti-infantry incendiary ammunition at its disposal, but they, ...

Medium Tank of Armored Division of U.S. First Army Knocked out by Enemy Artillery Fire,

Andy Singleton Sherman Vs Type97 P1160124

During May 1944, the Chinese and Americans struck heavily defended Myitkyina which held out until August 1944. During the fall of 1944, the route to Bhamo ...

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The best Japanese tank deployed outside Japan was the Type 97-kai Shinhoto Chi-Ha armed with a 47mm. It was no match for contemporary American medium tanks ...

Type 95 Ha-Go - Japanese primary main battle tank and their most produced armored vehicle. Based on research, my assumption that they are not suited for ...

War Thunder's Japanese tech tree: the good, the bad and the Type 89b I-Go Ko. war thunder japanese tanks

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The American-built Sherman medium tank was admittedly inferior to its German opponents. Yet

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Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go first prototype, 1934

Illustration for article titled The U.S. Army Wants To Spend Billions Of Dollars On A Tank

A Sherman passes a KO'd Type 97 medium tank.

The 8.8cm stands a good chance of knocking out any tank if it can hit (+7 penetration). It has the added bonus of being able to take a spotter and to fire ...

Thanks for the Tanks, Yanks

Iwo Jima was strategically important, enough so that air and naval bombardments of the island started in June 1944, almost a year before the battle.

When the original O-I blueprints and documents were released, it revealed that those two aforementioned O-I designs never existed in the first place.

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Army picks two companies to build prototypes for a new cannon-toting vehicle to back up infantry

Japanese Heavy Tanks

The locally designed Australian Cruiser tanks had only just been produced in prototype form and, with the Japanese now in control of some of Australia's ...

Full-sized image #2 of the M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)

... fire power, however it never totally superseded the Chi-Ha version, and its armour was still vulnerable to even the lightest allied anti-tank guns, ...

An M109 Paladin gun crew with B Battery, 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment

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The imposing single-shot damage delivers major blows to enemy tanks' hit points. But don't forget to take cover when necessary: the average rate of fire ...

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A Type 94 tankette in occupied Japan being lined up for dynamiting in late 1945. A pre-WWII design, these little vehicles could be penetrated by .50BMG ...

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The Ho-I medium tank was intended for providing proficient support to Japanese armored divisions in which the majority of tanks carried 47 or 57 mm cannons ...

British Mark I tank with anti-bomb roof and “tail,” 1916.

The U.S. Army began development of the M24 Chaffee light tank in March 1943 in an effort to replace the M5 Stuart. This photograph shows an M24 (left) with ...

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15 inch Vickers gun firing in the 1980s

The Type5 Chi-Ri II was one of Japan's last medium tank development projects of the war. Designed in tandem with the Chi-To, the Chi-Ri emphasized Japan's ...

Most western armies considered the Asia–Pacific Theater to be unsuitable for the use of tanks until the Japanese demonstrated otherwise in 1941.

M4 Sherman tank Peleliu airfield 1944

The Khalkha River winds from north to south near the tip of a flat, grassy salient of Mongolia that juts about 100 miles eastward into Manchuria.

Although British production of the "heavier edition M4" never came about, the US Ordnance Department reconsidered the idea in late 1943.

The chicken wire and sandbags were protection against Japanese Type 99 (Hako-Baku-Rai) magnetic anti-tank mines.

Colonel Shoup's opinion of the medium tanks was ambivalent. His disappointment in the squandered deployment and heavy losses among the Shermans on D-Day was ...

Did I mention that the gun also had a vertical stabilizer built in? While it wasn't absolutely perfect, it helped improve accuracy after stopping to fire.

Medium Sensha Platoon (JBX02)

The business end, note the 2pdr's tall armour shield to protect the crew (Matthew Moss)