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Japanese tanks and related
« on: March 31, 2012, 06:14:48 AM »
Hi folks,

A site I just stumbled across:  http://gunsight.jp/c/english/Tank&howizer-e-3D.htm

Not sure if these are all real, but regardless, they should provide some inspiration.

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Re: Japanese tanks and related
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 08:46:46 AM »
Yep, all real world, only the 120t Super-heavy is in the realm of a what-if as no details of its
actual appearance seem to have survived.

Japanese section on the Tanks! site:
http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/japan/japan.html
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Re: Japanese tanks and related
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 09:30:28 AM »
a couple of nice light AA ones there --- pity so very few people are interested in the odd japanese tanks like the Jungle-Busters & halftracks :icon_nif:  There was quite a bit of strange kit out there if you search really hard enough.  I can see that I'll have to troll thru my hard-drive again & post some here.

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Re: Japanese tanks and related
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 11:05:14 PM »
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Re: Japanese tanks and related
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 05:37:53 AM »
that's a nice site but they only list one halftrack (armoured apc).  There were several soft-skins including ones with AA guns on the back too.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 05:40:17 AM by raafif »

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Re: Japanese tanks and related
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 05:58:28 AM »
Hmm...how about that?  I didn't even realise the JGSDF had introduced a new tank:  the Type 10:

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Re: Japanese tanks and related
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 12:01:18 AM »
Something that you do not see very much of due to a lack of eligible vehicles is this WW2 Japanese Type 97 Te-Ke Tankette Restoration Project

Wikipedia - Type 97 Te-Ke Tankette

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Re: Japanese tanks and related
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2017, 12:04:14 PM »
That Japanese super-tank of WWII, it would have had a crew of 11 & weighed 100 tons

 The 100-ton tank proved to be a dismal failure during field trials, as deploying the vehicle was impossible.  The tank sank over a meter into the ground when it was driven off the concrete platform.  The ground at the test location was wet and rather soft; the smallest degree of vehicle rotation caused the tank to dig itself into the ground, and the road wheels to slip from the tracks.
http://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/05/04/the-tudor-fisherman-research-shows-16th-century-ships-were-travelling-2000-miles-for-catch/

 
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201510240021

So what would a *workable* design look like?

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Re: Japanese tanks and related
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2020, 03:22:42 AM »
Type 2 Ka Mi Amphibious Tank at Ormoc, Leyte '45:


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Re: Japanese tanks and related
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2021, 02:53:20 AM »
I was just reading how the Type 74 (pictured below) was considered early on by the ADF when they were looking for a Centurion replacement:

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Re: Japanese tanks and related
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2021, 10:29:28 AM »
Oh, the old RSL would have loved that! :-X
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