[18], The IJA decided that the Type 87 Chi-I was too heavy and slow to be used as its main tank, so the Type 89 Chi-Ro was developed to overcome these shortcomings. 52. Project only. However, due to the recent HESH nerf, I am unsure whether Type-60 is still a viable option. [65] Another planned version was to have a twin 25 mm anti-aircraft gun on top of the rear superstructure. Japanese (tier 8-10) super heavies are some of the most inefficient tanks in the game. [78] Only 19 Type 3 Ka-Chi tanks were built during the war. The only thing novel about it was it was still making the same mistakes the British, French, and Soviets had already figured out about super-heavies well into the war (the Maus is stupid, but Nazi super projects tended to be stupid as a rule, however it did go for a unitary turret at least). The newer tank proved to be superior to the Type 97 in design, speed and armor protection. [37] While shown thereafter to be vulnerable to opposing Allied tanks (US M3 Lee/British M3 Grant, M4 Medium and T-34), the 47 mm high-velocity gun did give the Shinhoto Chi-Ha a fighting chance against them and it is considered to be the best Japanese tank to have seen "combat service" in the Pacific War. 0.1 Super Heavy Tank Military Modelcraft International | August 2019. [55][59][60], The Type 5 medium tank Chi-Ri (五式中戦車, Go-shiki chusensha Chi-ri) was the ultimate medium tank developed by the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. A larger tank design was urgently needed. The design was completed in May 1926 and production was ordered to begin at the Osaka Army Arsenal. Panzer VII Löwe: About 95–100 tons; canceled in favour of Maus. However, most of these designs never passed the prototype stage, and only some have ever been in existence. The armor was 200 mm at its maximum, and the tank had a top speed of 25 km/h. At the time of this request, the biggest tank in Japan was the modest Type 95 Heavy Tank. The Type 120 O-I was a super-heavy Japanese tank armed with a flamethrower, rockets, and a heavy 105mm gun. ... Whatever paper tank japan had has a chance to show up in the tree. Fantastic detailed kit of the the IJA 150 ton super-heavy tank O-I from Fine Molds! The complete history of the O-I is unknown, due to the "obscure" nature of the project and the limited documentation known to have survived post-war. On 22 December 1941 the Type 95 light tank earned the distinction of being the first tank to engage in tank vs tank combat with US manned American tanks (M3 Stuart light tanks in the Philippines) during World War II; and the only enemy tanks to have ever landed on North American soil during any war. [74] The Type 2 Ka-Mi was the first production Japanese amphibious tank, although beginning in 1942 only 182 to 184 units were built. A tank-destroyer branch has been mentioned by WG, which is possibly going to be released in 2020. [35] This version was designated Shinhoto Chi-Ha ("new turret"). Because of this, it is possible that the Type 5 Heavy … IV Type 95 Heavy. Preview of the Japanese Heavy tanks coming in patch 9.10! There are still more questions than answers surrounding this vehicle and the information available. After less than one year, production was discontinued in favor of the Type 3 Chi-Nu medium tank. Heavy Tanks III Type 91 Heavy. The Chi-Nu did not see combat during the war. As with many other nations at the time, the Japanese viewed the tank as a tool largely used in direct support of their infantry, and were rarely allowed independent action. Peter Griffin: Any problem caused by a tank can be solved by a tank. Many Japanese tanks such as the Type 95 Ha-Go light tank and the Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tanks were proven to be insufficient to counter Soviet armored forces. [15] As this was the first tank designed in Japan, they had to begin with almost every component built from scratch.[12]. This Japanese vehicle performance-wise is identical to the German Tiger E, but its firepower selection is identical to the Tiger H1. They are big, heavy and have huge calibre guns! The Japanese also purchased several Vickers 6-Ton tanks and Carden Loyd tankettes and used these as a basis for further development in tanks.[5]. There are a total of [ 15 ] WW2 Japanese Tanks (1939-1945) entries in the Military Factory. [34][26] Some 3,000 units were produced by Mitsubishi, including several types of specialized tanks. Imperial Japanese Army Super Heavy Tank 150 ton (O-I), this 1/72-scale kit was released by FineMolds in 2015. Two of them were under construction when the war ended and both were demolished. The first had 2 12 cylinder BMW marine engines, with a not functionally cooling system. Japanese Super Heavy Type 2604's Turret Actually Existed. However, the newer tanks were not available as these countries had difficulties supplying them to their own armored forces, and the only available model was the older Renault FT.[2] The Japanese reluctantly imported the Renault FT tanks. VI Heavy Tank No. Super Heavy Tanks did not travel long distances, including roads and bridges, and were never used in combat maneuvers for mechanized units. Bigger, better armed, with more armor, they are also slower and have severe problems with soft ground and few bridges can hope to handle their weight. [1], Trials with these vehicles were successful, and the army decided to establish an armored force in 1925, planning to form three light tank battalions and one heavy tank battalion. [77], The Type 3 Ka-Chi was based on an extensively modified Type 1 Chi-He medium tank and was a larger and more capable version of the earlier Type 2 Ka-Mi amphibious tank. [73] Production amphibious tanks included the Type 2 Ka-Mi, and Type 3 Ka-Chi; production amphibious transports included the F B swamp vehicle, and Type 4 Ka-Tsu APC. But as you can see, the quality is lower than satisfactory. [79] The Type 5 To-Ku was based on the Type 5 Chi-Ri and Type 3 Ka-Chi. Purportedly one prototype was produced in 1943. [41] The Type 98 had a two-man turret, an improvement on the asymmetrical turret used on the Type 95, carrying a Type 100 37 mm tank gun, with a muzzle velocity of 760 m/s (2,500 ft/s) and a 7.7 mm machine-gun in a coaxial mount. VIII O-Ho. Archived. [71] However, the complete development history of the O-I prototype is unknown. [42] Japan developed many experimental and operative armored vehicles, tanks and tank-destroyer types throughout the war; but largely held them in reserve, for home-land defense. [44] No Type 2 Ke-To light tanks are known to have engaged in combat prior to Japan's surrender. Since mobility was more important than protection, and the tanks already developed were successful, work on the project was stopped. One of the only official illustrations of the O-I concept in existence. - Has very tough side armor, making it much more effective at sidescraping compared to other Japanese heavies. Fine Molds 1/72 Japanese 150 ton Super Heavy Tank - O-1 **in box review** (by Erhan Atalay) O-I was the name given to a proposed series of Japanese super heavy tanks, to be used in the Pacific Theater. VI Kaiju O-I. Doubtlessly, this vehicle is the best piece of this category in Tier III (not because of the qualities it possesses, but because it is the only Heavy Tank … With lessons learnt from the Battles of Khalkhin Gol against the Soviet Union, the Japanese made attempts to improve their tank designs. Due to the war with China, Japan produced a large number of tanks. [8][9], For both security and logistical reasons, certain officers and engineers in the Japanese Army Technical Bureau during the early 1920s were adamant that future tanks should be made in Japan. In 1939 Japanese officials began studying super heavy tanks based on the multi-turret design that was popular during the 1930s. - Gargantuan HP pool of 2900, 2nd highest in the entire game. Heavily armored and loaded with powerful guns, as a heavy tank you're a force to be reckoned with. Very soon, modified versions of these vehicles will roll out onto the Supertest, together with the British tank destroyer FV4005 Stage II. It was so heavy that it had to use four tracks … The British and Soviets all built prototype designs similar to the Jagdtiger, and the US was working on the project then known as T95 Gun Carriage, which was later changed to T28 Super Heavy Tank. Its armor is equivalent of a Tiger.It was developed as a heavily armored, rolling fortress. Moreover, the first design had to be completed in only two years or the program would be canceled. 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It had two gasoline engines, and was armed with 1 x 105 mm cannon, 1 x Type 1 47 mm gun (in a forward-mounted sub-turret), and 3 x Type 97 7.7 mm machine guns (one mounted in a forward sub-turret and two in rear hull sub-turrets). Armament was a Type 90 57 mm gun, along with two Type 91 6.5mm machine guns. These models included one British Heavy Mk IV and six Medium Mark A Whippets, along with thirteen French Renault FTs (later designated Ko-Gata Sensha or "Type A Tank"). [71][72] It has been reported that a prototype of the O-I was built in 1943, with the project ending after the tank proved to be "impractical". Even when unangled, Type 5 Heavy is almost immune to every standard AP ammunition (except tier 10 TDs)! According to Hara, the first tank on the agenda was to develop a medium main battle tank. Took me forever to make. IX Type 4 Heavy. During World War II, there was a major arms race between all the major players for the production of a super-heavy tank. Taki’s Imperial Japanese Army page: Super-Heavy Tank "O-I", KV-4 data sheet and pictures of the proposed designs, Vickers-Carden-Loyd light amphibious tank, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Super-heavy_tank&oldid=992634697, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Heavy Tank No. It was the most advanced Japanese wartime tank to reach the production phase. I have yet to print it but im sure somebody could make it easily. Originally, the tank was to be fitted with the same Type 5 75 mm tank gun used on the Type 4 Chi-To. Hello everyone, today it's finaly time for me to publish my O-I set! VI. The Mk IV was purchased in October 1918 while the Whippets and Renaults were acquired in 1919. At the same time the weapon development allows for any equal adversary to destroy any target detected and tracked by the wide array of different sensors available. The O-I Japanese super heavy tank was a proposed design for coastal defense and attacking fortified positions. Load premium, tank dies. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Japanese tanks were successful, especially as the Chinese had no significant armoured forces of their own. Probably the most famous Japanese heavy tank is the O-I, a 120 ton multi-turreted gargantuan monstrosity. Currently, there is one end-tier medium tank line (two branches until tier 5 with mediums and light tanks) and heavy tank line. Compared to the base models, they have similar defense, very low breakthrough (none … Japan Tankopedia World of Tanks Blitz - learn more about new japanese tanks and artillery that you can find in WoT Blitz America, free mobile military game for ios and android (com) O-I was the name given to a proposed series of Japanese super-heavy tanks, to be used in the Pacific Theater.The vehicle was to be very heavy, and carry 11 crewmen. Currently, the only counters Japan has is Type-60 SPRG. [70][71] It was 10 meters long by 4.2 meters wide with an overall height of 4 meters. [42][76] Type 2 Ka-Mi was first used in combat on Guadalcanal in late 1942. The model is placed in a small diorama with 3 figures. It was armed with 105 mm cannon and a single machine gun. It mounted an improved Type 1 37 mm gun in an enlarged turret, which gave the tank "slightly better performance". In March 1927, the IJA also bought a Vickers Medium C to use for design study. [4] Both types of tanks were still in active service in 1940, and additional vehicles and spare parts were obtained after the Japanese occupation of French Indochina. There were two project of behemot japanese super heavy tanks: Type 2604 and Type 2605. With their defeat by the Soviet Union at Nomonhan in 1939, the Japanese began to rethink their tank designs and doctrine, although their emphasis would continue to remain on supporting the infantry. Unfortunately, little information was mentioned besides that and two photograph. More MOWAS? A special committee of the Imperial General Staff (Daihonei) worked on the feasibility of indigenous design and development of Japanese armor. And now after eight generations of improvements it's time for it to be uploaded online! Its name was solely changed for this reason from T-28 to Gun Motor Carriage T95. [40] It was developed in 1938 to address deficiencies in the Type 95 design already apparent from combat experience in Manchukuo and China in the Second Sino-Japanese War. [56][57] The main armament, a Type 5 75 mm tank gun was housed in a large powered, well-armoured hexagonal gun turret. [56][70] No images of the O-I are known to exist. [33], The Type 97 medium tank Chi-Ha (九七式中戦車 チハ, Kyunana-shiki chu-sensha chiha) was the most widely produced Japanese medium tank of World War II, with about 25 mm thick armor on its turret sides, and 30 mm on its gun shield, considered average protection in the 1930s. Tier 9 Japanese heavy tank, Type 2604 Hello Warriors, this is the upcoming tier 9 Japanese heavy tank, the Type 2604: Description: The Type 4, also known as Type 2604, was one of the superheavy O-I tank variants, developed during WW2. O-I Super- and Ultra-heavy Tanks. [13] Hara later became the head of the tank development department and rose to the rank of general. The gun was a 105mm with a relatively short barreled gun. Model by Nuno Lima. VI O-I. This leap in size from 26 tons to what would be over 100 tons worried Colonel Murata’s engineers, but each man kept their doubts to themselves. This super heavy tank was called the O-I, and was armed with 105mm gun derived from the type 92 model, two 37mm gun meant for close range defense, and around four 7.7mm type 97 machine guns. Model by Nuno Lima. This page was last edited on 6 December 2020, at 09:12. New discoveries have changed the story of the O-I significantly. Third: all projects of super-heavy Japanese tanks were multi-turreted. The second one had a smaller compartment engine. The new design was modeled after a Vickers Medium Mark C tank, which had been purchased by the Japanese Army in March 1927. [48], The Type 4 medium tank Chi-To (四式中戦車 チト, Yonshiki chūsensha Chi-To) was one of several new medium and heavy tanks developed by the Imperial Japanese Army towards the end of World War II. [36], Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha tanks were first used in combat during the battle of Corregidor Island of the Philippines in 1942. Only one prototype was built. Playlist: http://bit.ly/MOWAS Slickbee: http://bit.ly/SlickPlays Big thanks to Beckett! Japanese Tank was introduced in World of Tanks update version 8.10. [6], In addition, the terrain of Southeast Asia and the islands of the Pacific were in general not suited to armored warfare, being largely tropical rainforests. 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