Japanese Chi-Ha (Type 97) Medium Tank

Japanese Chi-Ha (Type 97) Medium Tank, 1:87 World Tanks Depot 17

Chi-Ha (Type 97) medium tank of an armoured unit of the Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces (SNLF). This 1:87 scale model tank is sold fully assembled and painted.

Available Scale Model Kits

  • Chi-Ha (Type 97) Medium Tank, 1:72 Atlantic 616
  • Chi-Ha (Type 97) Medium Tank, 1:76 Hinchliffe 20/181
  • Chi-Ha (Type 97) Medium Tank, 1:76 Airfix 01319
  • Chi-Ha (Type 97) Medium Tank, 1:87 WTD 17

Technical Specifications

  • Chi-Ha (Type 97)
  • Type: Medium Tank
  • Motor: V-12 21.7 l diesel Mitsubishi Type 97 with 170 hp (130 kW)
  • Speed: 28 km/h on roads
  • Cruising Range: 210 km on roads
  • Length: 5500 mm
  • Width: 2340 mm
  • Height: 2380 mm
  • Weight: 15,800 kg
  • Armour: 33 mm
  • Armament: 57 mm L.18.4 Type 97 Tank Gun, two 7.7 mm Type 97 Machine Guns
  • Crew: Commander, Driver, Gunner, Radio Operator
  • Production: 1937–1944 (2,200 Chi-Ha and Chi-Ha Shinhoto)

Historical Employment

  • Japanese Army, 1937–1945
    • 7th Tank Regiment, The Philippines, 1941–1942
    • 2nd Tank Regiment, Dutch East Indies, 1942
    • 1st Independent Tank Company, Guadalcanal, 1942
    • 9th Tank Regiment, Saipan, 1944
    • 2nd Company, 9th Tank Regiment, Guam, 1944
    • Special Naval Landing Forces
  • Chinese People's Liberation Army

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