The Chi-Ha was the most common Japanse medium tank of World War II. Due to its lack of a powerful main gun, it was no match for the US Medium Tank, M4.
The Shinhoto Chi-Ha was an upgraded version of the Chi-Ha, which had re-designed turret to fit a new gun. A total of 2208 Chi-Ha and Shinhoto Chi-Ha were made.
The Chi-Ha was replaced by the Type 1 "Chi-He".
|Weight||15 t||15.8 t|
|Height||2.28 m||2.38 m|
|Armour (range)||20-25 mm|
|Speed (max)||38 km/h|
|Primary weapon||Type 97 57 mm (1)||Type 1 47 mm (1)|
|Secondary weapon||Type 97 7,7 mm (2)|
Photographs and some information provided by Takashi Tamane.