Type 98 So-Da file photo [7905]

Type 98 So-Da

Primary RoleTransport


ww2dbaseThe Type 98 So-Da armored transports were built by the Japanese Army using modified hulls of Type 97 Te-Ke tankettes. When used as armored personnel carriers, they had a capacity of 10 passengers; as ammunition armored carriers, the cargo capacity was one ton. They were first deployed in combat zones in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War, and were later deployed to all theaters of WW2 that the Japanese Army took part in. Only a small number of Type 98 So-Da armored transports were produced.

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Last Major Revision: Apr 2009


Type 98 So-Da
MachineryOne diesel engine rated at 65hp
SuspensionBell crank
Length3.80 m
Width1.90 m
Height1.60 m
Weight5.0 t
Speed40 km/h

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