Type 5 Ke-Ho

Primary RoleLight Tank


ww2dbaseType 5 Ke-Ho light tank design was nearly completed in late 1942, but limited production of tanks caused the project to be placed on hold until later in the war (most of Japan's steel was directed to naval yards to construct warships, particularly carriers). The design was finally accepted in 1945, but by this time Japan had already lost its war manufacturing capabilities, thus only one prototype was built.

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Last Major Revision: Jul 2009


Type 5 Ke-Ho
MachineryOne inline 6-cylinder air-cooled supercharged diesel engine rated at 150hp
SuspensionBell crank
Armament1x47mm Type 1 gun, 1x7.7mm Type 97 machine gun
Length4.38 m
Width2.23 m
Height2.23 m
Weight10.0 t
Speed50 km/h

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