Type 97 Chi-Ha Medium Tank

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Type 97 Chi-Ha
Japanese Type 97 Chi-Ha Tank.jpg
A Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tank at museum at the Yasukuni Shrine.
Type Medium tank
Place of origin  Empire of Japan
Production history
Designed 1936
Produced 1938–1943
Number built 1,162 (plus 930 of Type 97-Kai)
Variants Type 97-Kai Chi-Ha
Specifications (Type 97 Chi-Ha as of 1941)
Weight 15 tonnes (14.76 tons)
Length 5.50 meters
Width 2.34 meters
Height 2.33 meters
Crew 4

Armor 8–26 mm
(33 mm on gun mantlet)
Main
armament
Type 97 57 mm Tank Gun
Secondary
armament
2 × 7.7 mm Type 97 machine guns
Engine Mitsubishi Type 97 diesel (V-12, 21.7 litres)
170 hp (127 kW)/2,000rpm
Power/weight 11.3 hp/tonne
Suspension Bell crank
Operational
range
210 kilometers
Speed 38 km/h (24 mph)