Type 1 Ho-Ki file photo [7906]

Type 1 Ho-Ki

ManufacturerHino Motors
Primary RoleTransport


ww2dbaseThe Type 1 Ho-Ki armored personnel carriers were developed in 1942 as the result of a request from the Japanese Army for heavy armored artillery tractors that could also serve as personnel transports. Built by Hino Motors, these fully tracked vehicles could carry 13 passengers. Mass production was scheduled to begin in 1944, but lack of raw materials, disruption of heavy industries by bombing, and this design having a low production priority meant only a small number of examples were built, most of which served in China. A number of them were embarked onto transports for the Philippine Islands in 1944, but most of them were lost with their transport ships were caught and sunk by American submarines.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Apr 2009


Type 1 Ho-Ki
MachineryOne Hino diesel engine rated at 134hp
SuspensionBell crank
Length4.78 m
Width2.19 m
Height2.58 m
Weight6.5 t
Speed42 km/h
Range300 km

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