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  1. Tank You
    Jagdika reacted to EnsignExpendable in StuG III Thread (and also other German vehicles I guess)   
    Found some 75 year old plagiarism: a Ferdinand drawing in a Russian report and a British report.
     

  2. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Xlucine in Movie tanks and terrible Vismods   
    Fixed now.
  3. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from EnsignExpendable in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    Maybe, but to be honest I haven't found out any original Japanese archives regarding the Tanks'(I have Type 89's, but it uses leaf springs, and most damages were not caused by IEDs) damage report caused by Chinese IEDs or homemade explosives, probably because there were too few encounters in 1940s. But I'll sure let you know when I find them. 
  4. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Akula_941 in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    You are right, the Japanese is really fond of the Horstmann type suspension, Although they did not actually bought one of the foreign tank which use that suspension. To some extent the horizontal coil spring suspension largely used by the Japanese tanks was designed by themselves (Tomio Hara). From Type 94 Tankette (the first Japanese tank applied with that suspension) to the mighty Type 5 medium tank their suspension design are all similar. 
    Here is an overall picture of Type 97 medium tank's suspension:

     
    This is the initial suspension design (road wheel and spring arrangement) on Experimental Type 97 medium tank No.1. It comes basically straight from the standard Horstmann suspension
     
     
     
    Hope these will help  
  5. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from EnsignExpendable in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    All photos were taken by myself in year 2016 during my visit to Beijing. Tanks are from the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution and the Tank Museum(currently closed). Enjoy.
     
    No.1: Type 94 Light armored car (Tankette) in the Tank Museum
     





     
    This is the early version of the Type 94 Tankette. It was found in a river in 1970s. It is the best preserved Type 94 Tankette in the world.
     
    No.2: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Tank Museum
     




     







    This is a late version Type 97 medium tank. It carries the old small 57mm gun turret but has the revised engine ventilation port. This tank was donated by the Soviet 7th mechanized division  before they withdrew from China in 1955.
     
    No.3: Type 97 Medium Tank Kai in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

     


     
     
     
      This Type 97 Medium Tank Kai's combat serial number is 102. It belonged to the former China North-East tank regiment. It took part in the attack of Jinzhou against KMT army on 1948-9-14, and did great contribution for knocking out their bunkers and MG nests by shooting and ramming. Thus after the battle this tank was awarded with an honored name:"The Hero(功臣号)“ About the tank itself, it was assembled by the Chinese army themselves by using destroyed or damaged Chi-Ha parts after the surrender of Japan. This particular tank was built up with a normal Type 97's chassis(57mm gun version) early model, and a Type 97 Kai's Shinhoto(New turret for the 47mm gun). However there are other saying claim that this tank was modified by the Japanese. It was the first tank that roared over the Tiananmen Square during the Founding Ceremony of China on 1949-10-1.
     
     

    The same tank on 1949-10-1. China's tank army origins from old IJA tanks.
     
    No.4: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

    Sorry, only one photo was taken. This Type 97 Medium Tank has a chassis from Type 97 Medium Tank Kai and a turret from a normal Type 97 Medium Tank. It was merged together by the Chinese army.
     
    No.5: Type 95 Armored Track(Train track) Vehicle in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     



     
    Only two samples survived. One is in China here and one is in Kubinka, Russia (Maybe now it is transfered to the Patriot Park? I don't know).
     
     
    Hope you enjoy the photos I took! No repost to other places without my permission.
  6. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Jamby in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    You are right, the Japanese is really fond of the Horstmann type suspension, Although they did not actually bought one of the foreign tank which use that suspension. To some extent the horizontal coil spring suspension largely used by the Japanese tanks was designed by themselves (Tomio Hara). From Type 94 Tankette (the first Japanese tank applied with that suspension) to the mighty Type 5 medium tank their suspension design are all similar. 
    Here is an overall picture of Type 97 medium tank's suspension:

     
    This is the initial suspension design (road wheel and spring arrangement) on Experimental Type 97 medium tank No.1. It comes basically straight from the standard Horstmann suspension
     
     
     
    Hope these will help  
  7. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Scolopax in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    You are right, the Japanese is really fond of the Horstmann type suspension, Although they did not actually bought one of the foreign tank which use that suspension. To some extent the horizontal coil spring suspension largely used by the Japanese tanks was designed by themselves (Tomio Hara). From Type 94 Tankette (the first Japanese tank applied with that suspension) to the mighty Type 5 medium tank their suspension design are all similar. 
    Here is an overall picture of Type 97 medium tank's suspension:

     
    This is the initial suspension design (road wheel and spring arrangement) on Experimental Type 97 medium tank No.1. It comes basically straight from the standard Horstmann suspension
     
     
     
    Hope these will help  
  8. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Akula_941 in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    All photos were taken by myself in year 2016 during my visit to Beijing. Tanks are from the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution and the Tank Museum(currently closed). Enjoy.
     
    No.1: Type 94 Light armored car (Tankette) in the Tank Museum
     





     
    This is the early version of the Type 94 Tankette. It was found in a river in 1970s. It is the best preserved Type 94 Tankette in the world.
     
    No.2: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Tank Museum
     




     







    This is a late version Type 97 medium tank. It carries the old small 57mm gun turret but has the revised engine ventilation port. This tank was donated by the Soviet 7th mechanized division  before they withdrew from China in 1955.
     
    No.3: Type 97 Medium Tank Kai in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

     


     
     
     
      This Type 97 Medium Tank Kai's combat serial number is 102. It belonged to the former China North-East tank regiment. It took part in the attack of Jinzhou against KMT army on 1948-9-14, and did great contribution for knocking out their bunkers and MG nests by shooting and ramming. Thus after the battle this tank was awarded with an honored name:"The Hero(功臣号)“ About the tank itself, it was assembled by the Chinese army themselves by using destroyed or damaged Chi-Ha parts after the surrender of Japan. This particular tank was built up with a normal Type 97's chassis(57mm gun version) early model, and a Type 97 Kai's Shinhoto(New turret for the 47mm gun). However there are other saying claim that this tank was modified by the Japanese. It was the first tank that roared over the Tiananmen Square during the Founding Ceremony of China on 1949-10-1.
     
     

    The same tank on 1949-10-1. China's tank army origins from old IJA tanks.
     
    No.4: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

    Sorry, only one photo was taken. This Type 97 Medium Tank has a chassis from Type 97 Medium Tank Kai and a turret from a normal Type 97 Medium Tank. It was merged together by the Chinese army.
     
    No.5: Type 95 Armored Track(Train track) Vehicle in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     



     
    Only two samples survived. One is in China here and one is in Kubinka, Russia (Maybe now it is transfered to the Patriot Park? I don't know).
     
     
    Hope you enjoy the photos I took! No repost to other places without my permission.
  9. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Meplat in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    All photos were taken by myself in year 2016 during my visit to Beijing. Tanks are from the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution and the Tank Museum(currently closed). Enjoy.
     
    No.1: Type 94 Light armored car (Tankette) in the Tank Museum
     





     
    This is the early version of the Type 94 Tankette. It was found in a river in 1970s. It is the best preserved Type 94 Tankette in the world.
     
    No.2: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Tank Museum
     




     







    This is a late version Type 97 medium tank. It carries the old small 57mm gun turret but has the revised engine ventilation port. This tank was donated by the Soviet 7th mechanized division  before they withdrew from China in 1955.
     
    No.3: Type 97 Medium Tank Kai in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

     


     
     
     
      This Type 97 Medium Tank Kai's combat serial number is 102. It belonged to the former China North-East tank regiment. It took part in the attack of Jinzhou against KMT army on 1948-9-14, and did great contribution for knocking out their bunkers and MG nests by shooting and ramming. Thus after the battle this tank was awarded with an honored name:"The Hero(功臣号)“ About the tank itself, it was assembled by the Chinese army themselves by using destroyed or damaged Chi-Ha parts after the surrender of Japan. This particular tank was built up with a normal Type 97's chassis(57mm gun version) early model, and a Type 97 Kai's Shinhoto(New turret for the 47mm gun). However there are other saying claim that this tank was modified by the Japanese. It was the first tank that roared over the Tiananmen Square during the Founding Ceremony of China on 1949-10-1.
     
     

    The same tank on 1949-10-1. China's tank army origins from old IJA tanks.
     
    No.4: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

    Sorry, only one photo was taken. This Type 97 Medium Tank has a chassis from Type 97 Medium Tank Kai and a turret from a normal Type 97 Medium Tank. It was merged together by the Chinese army.
     
    No.5: Type 95 Armored Track(Train track) Vehicle in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     



     
    Only two samples survived. One is in China here and one is in Kubinka, Russia (Maybe now it is transfered to the Patriot Park? I don't know).
     
     
    Hope you enjoy the photos I took! No repost to other places without my permission.
  10. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Jamby in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    All photos were taken by myself in year 2016 during my visit to Beijing. Tanks are from the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution and the Tank Museum(currently closed). Enjoy.
     
    No.1: Type 94 Light armored car (Tankette) in the Tank Museum
     





     
    This is the early version of the Type 94 Tankette. It was found in a river in 1970s. It is the best preserved Type 94 Tankette in the world.
     
    No.2: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Tank Museum
     




     







    This is a late version Type 97 medium tank. It carries the old small 57mm gun turret but has the revised engine ventilation port. This tank was donated by the Soviet 7th mechanized division  before they withdrew from China in 1955.
     
    No.3: Type 97 Medium Tank Kai in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

     


     
     
     
      This Type 97 Medium Tank Kai's combat serial number is 102. It belonged to the former China North-East tank regiment. It took part in the attack of Jinzhou against KMT army on 1948-9-14, and did great contribution for knocking out their bunkers and MG nests by shooting and ramming. Thus after the battle this tank was awarded with an honored name:"The Hero(功臣号)“ About the tank itself, it was assembled by the Chinese army themselves by using destroyed or damaged Chi-Ha parts after the surrender of Japan. This particular tank was built up with a normal Type 97's chassis(57mm gun version) early model, and a Type 97 Kai's Shinhoto(New turret for the 47mm gun). However there are other saying claim that this tank was modified by the Japanese. It was the first tank that roared over the Tiananmen Square during the Founding Ceremony of China on 1949-10-1.
     
     

    The same tank on 1949-10-1. China's tank army origins from old IJA tanks.
     
    No.4: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

    Sorry, only one photo was taken. This Type 97 Medium Tank has a chassis from Type 97 Medium Tank Kai and a turret from a normal Type 97 Medium Tank. It was merged together by the Chinese army.
     
    No.5: Type 95 Armored Track(Train track) Vehicle in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     



     
    Only two samples survived. One is in China here and one is in Kubinka, Russia (Maybe now it is transfered to the Patriot Park? I don't know).
     
     
    Hope you enjoy the photos I took! No repost to other places without my permission.
  11. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Alzoc in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    All photos were taken by myself in year 2016 during my visit to Beijing. Tanks are from the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution and the Tank Museum(currently closed). Enjoy.
     
    No.1: Type 94 Light armored car (Tankette) in the Tank Museum
     





     
    This is the early version of the Type 94 Tankette. It was found in a river in 1970s. It is the best preserved Type 94 Tankette in the world.
     
    No.2: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Tank Museum
     




     







    This is a late version Type 97 medium tank. It carries the old small 57mm gun turret but has the revised engine ventilation port. This tank was donated by the Soviet 7th mechanized division  before they withdrew from China in 1955.
     
    No.3: Type 97 Medium Tank Kai in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

     


     
     
     
      This Type 97 Medium Tank Kai's combat serial number is 102. It belonged to the former China North-East tank regiment. It took part in the attack of Jinzhou against KMT army on 1948-9-14, and did great contribution for knocking out their bunkers and MG nests by shooting and ramming. Thus after the battle this tank was awarded with an honored name:"The Hero(功臣号)“ About the tank itself, it was assembled by the Chinese army themselves by using destroyed or damaged Chi-Ha parts after the surrender of Japan. This particular tank was built up with a normal Type 97's chassis(57mm gun version) early model, and a Type 97 Kai's Shinhoto(New turret for the 47mm gun). However there are other saying claim that this tank was modified by the Japanese. It was the first tank that roared over the Tiananmen Square during the Founding Ceremony of China on 1949-10-1.
     
     

    The same tank on 1949-10-1. China's tank army origins from old IJA tanks.
     
    No.4: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

    Sorry, only one photo was taken. This Type 97 Medium Tank has a chassis from Type 97 Medium Tank Kai and a turret from a normal Type 97 Medium Tank. It was merged together by the Chinese army.
     
    No.5: Type 95 Armored Track(Train track) Vehicle in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     



     
    Only two samples survived. One is in China here and one is in Kubinka, Russia (Maybe now it is transfered to the Patriot Park? I don't know).
     
     
    Hope you enjoy the photos I took! No repost to other places without my permission.
  12. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Alzoc in About Waffentrager’s “Type 5 gun tank” post   
    In case some of the netizens on WT forum and Reddit doubt my source of reference, I will post them out here.
    All the original archives I used are accessible for the public can be found in the Japan National Archive center's website here: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/reference 
    And here is the two archives mentioned by both Waffentrager and me:
    C14011075200: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/image_C14011075200?IS_KIND=RefSummary&IS_STYLE=default&IS_TAG_S1=d2&IS_KEY_S1=C14011075200& 
    C13120839500:https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/listPhoto?NO=1&DB_ID=G0000101EXTERNAL&ID=%24_ID&LANG=default&image_num=6&IS_STYLE=default&TYPE=PDF&DL_TYPE=pdf&REFCODE=C13120839400&CN=1
    And books I used:





     

     
    Many documents and archives regarding WWII Japanese tanks have already been public viewable, there is always someone don't know.
  13. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Jeeps_Guns_Tanks in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    All photos were taken by myself in year 2016 during my visit to Beijing. Tanks are from the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution and the Tank Museum(currently closed). Enjoy.
     
    No.1: Type 94 Light armored car (Tankette) in the Tank Museum
     





     
    This is the early version of the Type 94 Tankette. It was found in a river in 1970s. It is the best preserved Type 94 Tankette in the world.
     
    No.2: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Tank Museum
     




     







    This is a late version Type 97 medium tank. It carries the old small 57mm gun turret but has the revised engine ventilation port. This tank was donated by the Soviet 7th mechanized division  before they withdrew from China in 1955.
     
    No.3: Type 97 Medium Tank Kai in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

     


     
     
     
      This Type 97 Medium Tank Kai's combat serial number is 102. It belonged to the former China North-East tank regiment. It took part in the attack of Jinzhou against KMT army on 1948-9-14, and did great contribution for knocking out their bunkers and MG nests by shooting and ramming. Thus after the battle this tank was awarded with an honored name:"The Hero(功臣号)“ About the tank itself, it was assembled by the Chinese army themselves by using destroyed or damaged Chi-Ha parts after the surrender of Japan. This particular tank was built up with a normal Type 97's chassis(57mm gun version) early model, and a Type 97 Kai's Shinhoto(New turret for the 47mm gun). However there are other saying claim that this tank was modified by the Japanese. It was the first tank that roared over the Tiananmen Square during the Founding Ceremony of China on 1949-10-1.
     
     

    The same tank on 1949-10-1. China's tank army origins from old IJA tanks.
     
    No.4: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

    Sorry, only one photo was taken. This Type 97 Medium Tank has a chassis from Type 97 Medium Tank Kai and a turret from a normal Type 97 Medium Tank. It was merged together by the Chinese army.
     
    No.5: Type 95 Armored Track(Train track) Vehicle in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     



     
    Only two samples survived. One is in China here and one is in Kubinka, Russia (Maybe now it is transfered to the Patriot Park? I don't know).
     
     
    Hope you enjoy the photos I took! No repost to other places without my permission.
  14. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Byakuya Ai in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    All photos were taken by myself in year 2016 during my visit to Beijing. Tanks are from the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution and the Tank Museum(currently closed). Enjoy.
     
    No.1: Type 94 Light armored car (Tankette) in the Tank Museum
     





     
    This is the early version of the Type 94 Tankette. It was found in a river in 1970s. It is the best preserved Type 94 Tankette in the world.
     
    No.2: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Tank Museum
     




     







    This is a late version Type 97 medium tank. It carries the old small 57mm gun turret but has the revised engine ventilation port. This tank was donated by the Soviet 7th mechanized division  before they withdrew from China in 1955.
     
    No.3: Type 97 Medium Tank Kai in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

     


     
     
     
      This Type 97 Medium Tank Kai's combat serial number is 102. It belonged to the former China North-East tank regiment. It took part in the attack of Jinzhou against KMT army on 1948-9-14, and did great contribution for knocking out their bunkers and MG nests by shooting and ramming. Thus after the battle this tank was awarded with an honored name:"The Hero(功臣号)“ About the tank itself, it was assembled by the Chinese army themselves by using destroyed or damaged Chi-Ha parts after the surrender of Japan. This particular tank was built up with a normal Type 97's chassis(57mm gun version) early model, and a Type 97 Kai's Shinhoto(New turret for the 47mm gun). However there are other saying claim that this tank was modified by the Japanese. It was the first tank that roared over the Tiananmen Square during the Founding Ceremony of China on 1949-10-1.
     
     

    The same tank on 1949-10-1. China's tank army origins from old IJA tanks.
     
    No.4: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

    Sorry, only one photo was taken. This Type 97 Medium Tank has a chassis from Type 97 Medium Tank Kai and a turret from a normal Type 97 Medium Tank. It was merged together by the Chinese army.
     
    No.5: Type 95 Armored Track(Train track) Vehicle in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     



     
    Only two samples survived. One is in China here and one is in Kubinka, Russia (Maybe now it is transfered to the Patriot Park? I don't know).
     
     
    Hope you enjoy the photos I took! No repost to other places without my permission.
  15. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Xlucine in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    All photos were taken by myself in year 2016 during my visit to Beijing. Tanks are from the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution and the Tank Museum(currently closed). Enjoy.
     
    No.1: Type 94 Light armored car (Tankette) in the Tank Museum
     





     
    This is the early version of the Type 94 Tankette. It was found in a river in 1970s. It is the best preserved Type 94 Tankette in the world.
     
    No.2: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Tank Museum
     




     







    This is a late version Type 97 medium tank. It carries the old small 57mm gun turret but has the revised engine ventilation port. This tank was donated by the Soviet 7th mechanized division  before they withdrew from China in 1955.
     
    No.3: Type 97 Medium Tank Kai in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

     


     
     
     
      This Type 97 Medium Tank Kai's combat serial number is 102. It belonged to the former China North-East tank regiment. It took part in the attack of Jinzhou against KMT army on 1948-9-14, and did great contribution for knocking out their bunkers and MG nests by shooting and ramming. Thus after the battle this tank was awarded with an honored name:"The Hero(功臣号)“ About the tank itself, it was assembled by the Chinese army themselves by using destroyed or damaged Chi-Ha parts after the surrender of Japan. This particular tank was built up with a normal Type 97's chassis(57mm gun version) early model, and a Type 97 Kai's Shinhoto(New turret for the 47mm gun). However there are other saying claim that this tank was modified by the Japanese. It was the first tank that roared over the Tiananmen Square during the Founding Ceremony of China on 1949-10-1.
     
     

    The same tank on 1949-10-1. China's tank army origins from old IJA tanks.
     
    No.4: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

    Sorry, only one photo was taken. This Type 97 Medium Tank has a chassis from Type 97 Medium Tank Kai and a turret from a normal Type 97 Medium Tank. It was merged together by the Chinese army.
     
    No.5: Type 95 Armored Track(Train track) Vehicle in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     



     
    Only two samples survived. One is in China here and one is in Kubinka, Russia (Maybe now it is transfered to the Patriot Park? I don't know).
     
     
    Hope you enjoy the photos I took! No repost to other places without my permission.
  16. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from SH_MM in About Waffentrager’s “Type 5 gun tank” post   
    In case some of the netizens on WT forum and Reddit doubt my source of reference, I will post them out here.
    All the original archives I used are accessible for the public can be found in the Japan National Archive center's website here: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/reference 
    And here is the two archives mentioned by both Waffentrager and me:
    C14011075200: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/image_C14011075200?IS_KIND=RefSummary&IS_STYLE=default&IS_TAG_S1=d2&IS_KEY_S1=C14011075200& 
    C13120839500:https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/listPhoto?NO=1&DB_ID=G0000101EXTERNAL&ID=%24_ID&LANG=default&image_num=6&IS_STYLE=default&TYPE=PDF&DL_TYPE=pdf&REFCODE=C13120839400&CN=1
    And books I used:





     

     
    Many documents and archives regarding WWII Japanese tanks have already been public viewable, there is always someone don't know.
  17. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Khand-e in WWII Japanese Tanks in China   
    All photos were taken by myself in year 2016 during my visit to Beijing. Tanks are from the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution and the Tank Museum(currently closed). Enjoy.
     
    No.1: Type 94 Light armored car (Tankette) in the Tank Museum
     





     
    This is the early version of the Type 94 Tankette. It was found in a river in 1970s. It is the best preserved Type 94 Tankette in the world.
     
    No.2: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Tank Museum
     




     







    This is a late version Type 97 medium tank. It carries the old small 57mm gun turret but has the revised engine ventilation port. This tank was donated by the Soviet 7th mechanized division  before they withdrew from China in 1955.
     
    No.3: Type 97 Medium Tank Kai in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

     


     
     
     
      This Type 97 Medium Tank Kai's combat serial number is 102. It belonged to the former China North-East tank regiment. It took part in the attack of Jinzhou against KMT army on 1948-9-14, and did great contribution for knocking out their bunkers and MG nests by shooting and ramming. Thus after the battle this tank was awarded with an honored name:"The Hero(功臣号)“ About the tank itself, it was assembled by the Chinese army themselves by using destroyed or damaged Chi-Ha parts after the surrender of Japan. This particular tank was built up with a normal Type 97's chassis(57mm gun version) early model, and a Type 97 Kai's Shinhoto(New turret for the 47mm gun). However there are other saying claim that this tank was modified by the Japanese. It was the first tank that roared over the Tiananmen Square during the Founding Ceremony of China on 1949-10-1.
     
     

    The same tank on 1949-10-1. China's tank army origins from old IJA tanks.
     
    No.4: Type 97 Medium Tank in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     

    Sorry, only one photo was taken. This Type 97 Medium Tank has a chassis from Type 97 Medium Tank Kai and a turret from a normal Type 97 Medium Tank. It was merged together by the Chinese army.
     
    No.5: Type 95 Armored Track(Train track) Vehicle in the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution
     



     
    Only two samples survived. One is in China here and one is in Kubinka, Russia (Maybe now it is transfered to the Patriot Park? I don't know).
     
     
    Hope you enjoy the photos I took! No repost to other places without my permission.
  18. Funny
    Jagdika reacted to EnsignExpendable in About Waffentrager’s “Type 5 gun tank” post   
    Back when I was posting on the WT forums I had a guy tell me that "not penetrated" actually meant "penetrated" in one of my Russian documents because his East German friend said so.
  19. Metal
    Jagdika got a reaction from Akula_941 in About Waffentrager’s “Type 5 gun tank” post   
    In case some of the netizens on WT forum and Reddit doubt my source of reference, I will post them out here.
    All the original archives I used are accessible for the public can be found in the Japan National Archive center's website here: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/reference 
    And here is the two archives mentioned by both Waffentrager and me:
    C14011075200: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/image_C14011075200?IS_KIND=RefSummary&IS_STYLE=default&IS_TAG_S1=d2&IS_KEY_S1=C14011075200& 
    C13120839500:https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/listPhoto?NO=1&DB_ID=G0000101EXTERNAL&ID=%24_ID&LANG=default&image_num=6&IS_STYLE=default&TYPE=PDF&DL_TYPE=pdf&REFCODE=C13120839400&CN=1
    And books I used:





     

     
    Many documents and archives regarding WWII Japanese tanks have already been public viewable, there is always someone don't know.
  20. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Jeeps_Guns_Tanks in About Waffentrager’s “Type 5 gun tank” post   
    In case some of the netizens on WT forum and Reddit doubt my source of reference, I will post them out here.
    All the original archives I used are accessible for the public can be found in the Japan National Archive center's website here: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/reference 
    And here is the two archives mentioned by both Waffentrager and me:
    C14011075200: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/image_C14011075200?IS_KIND=RefSummary&IS_STYLE=default&IS_TAG_S1=d2&IS_KEY_S1=C14011075200& 
    C13120839500:https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/listPhoto?NO=1&DB_ID=G0000101EXTERNAL&ID=%24_ID&LANG=default&image_num=6&IS_STYLE=default&TYPE=PDF&DL_TYPE=pdf&REFCODE=C13120839400&CN=1
    And books I used:





     

     
    Many documents and archives regarding WWII Japanese tanks have already been public viewable, there is always someone don't know.
  21. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Ramlaen in About Waffentrager’s “Type 5 gun tank” post   
    In case some of the netizens on WT forum and Reddit doubt my source of reference, I will post them out here.
    All the original archives I used are accessible for the public can be found in the Japan National Archive center's website here: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/reference 
    And here is the two archives mentioned by both Waffentrager and me:
    C14011075200: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/image_C14011075200?IS_KIND=RefSummary&IS_STYLE=default&IS_TAG_S1=d2&IS_KEY_S1=C14011075200& 
    C13120839500:https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/listPhoto?NO=1&DB_ID=G0000101EXTERNAL&ID=%24_ID&LANG=default&image_num=6&IS_STYLE=default&TYPE=PDF&DL_TYPE=pdf&REFCODE=C13120839400&CN=1
    And books I used:





     

     
    Many documents and archives regarding WWII Japanese tanks have already been public viewable, there is always someone don't know.
  22. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Khand-e in About Waffentrager’s “Type 5 gun tank” post   
    In case some of the netizens on WT forum and Reddit doubt my source of reference, I will post them out here.
    All the original archives I used are accessible for the public can be found in the Japan National Archive center's website here: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/reference 
    And here is the two archives mentioned by both Waffentrager and me:
    C14011075200: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/image_C14011075200?IS_KIND=RefSummary&IS_STYLE=default&IS_TAG_S1=d2&IS_KEY_S1=C14011075200& 
    C13120839500:https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/listPhoto?NO=1&DB_ID=G0000101EXTERNAL&ID=%24_ID&LANG=default&image_num=6&IS_STYLE=default&TYPE=PDF&DL_TYPE=pdf&REFCODE=C13120839400&CN=1
    And books I used:





     

     
    Many documents and archives regarding WWII Japanese tanks have already been public viewable, there is always someone don't know.
  23. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from Byakuya Ai in About Waffentrager’s “Type 5 gun tank” post   
    In case some of the netizens on WT forum and Reddit doubt my source of reference, I will post them out here.
    All the original archives I used are accessible for the public can be found in the Japan National Archive center's website here: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/reference 
    And here is the two archives mentioned by both Waffentrager and me:
    C14011075200: https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/image_C14011075200?IS_KIND=RefSummary&IS_STYLE=default&IS_TAG_S1=d2&IS_KEY_S1=C14011075200& 
    C13120839500:https://www.jacar.archives.go.jp/aj/meta/listPhoto?NO=1&DB_ID=G0000101EXTERNAL&ID=%24_ID&LANG=default&image_num=6&IS_STYLE=default&TYPE=PDF&DL_TYPE=pdf&REFCODE=C13120839400&CN=1
    And books I used:





     

     
    Many documents and archives regarding WWII Japanese tanks have already been public viewable, there is always someone don't know.
  24. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from ShamefurDispray in About Waffentrager’s “Type 5 gun tank” post   
    This is an article simply to show you guys here how Waffentrager is a faker. The original article  ( https://www.weibo.com/ttarticle/p/show?id=2309404213101531682050) was written in Chinese and Japanese. For better understanding I will translate and edit the article and post it here. 
      And I must tell you why I want to reveal this shit: Long time ago I found many sayings from Waffentrager’s blog which I had never heard of, so I turned to my Japanese friend and IJA tank researcher Mr.Taki and asked him to confirm a few of them. In the end it turned out that none of Waffentrager’s article is true. I once argued with him and he not only failed to give out his reference but also deleted my replies! I’m very angry!
     
      Now let’s get started.
     
      At the very beginning I recommend all of you who opened this post to take a look at Waffentrager’s original article, that will help you understand what I’m debating.
     
      Here is the link to the original article: https://sensha-manual.blogspot.jp/2017/09/the-ho-ri-tank-destroyer.html?m=0  
     
      In China we need to use VPN(aka “ladder-梯子” or “the scientific way of browsing the Internet-科学上网” in Chinese)to open that link above so at first I post out Waffentrager’s original post in the form of screenshots in my article. I’ll skip that here.
     

     
    Fig.1: I will skip his original article.
     
      Now, I had raised my first question here: Please take a look at the screenshot:
     

     
    Fig.2: My first question
     
      In the original article, Waffentrager insisted that the Type 5 gun tank was built in July, 1944 and fully assembled in August. It was also put into trials at the same time.
     

     
    Fig.3: Waffentrager’s original article.
     
      But, is that true? Let’s have a look at the Japanese archive:
     

     
    Important Fig.4: Archive code C14011075200, Item 4
     
      Notice the part with the red, this is the research and develop plan for the Japanese Tech Research center in 1943, and had been edited in 1944. ◎砲100(Gun-100) is the project name for the 105mm gun used by Type 5 gun tank. The column under it says: “Research a tank gun with 105mm caliber and a muzzle velocity of 900m/s”. This means that the gun had just begun to be developed and from the bottom column we can know that it was PLANNED to be finished in 1945-3[完成豫定 means ”plan to be finished” and 昭20、3 means ”Shouwa 20-3”. Shouwa 20 is 1945 in Japan (you can wiki the way for Japanese to count years I’m not going to explain it here)]
      Next let’s move on to the Type 5 gun tank itself, here is the Japanese archive:
     

     
    Important Fig.5: Archive code C14011075200, Item 7
     
      “新砲戦車(甲)ホリ車” is the very very first name of Type 5 gun tank, it should be translated into:”New gun tank(A), Ho-Ri vehicle”. “ホリ” is the secret name of it. Still from the column we can easily know that Ho-Ri was also planned to be finished in 1945-3. But under that column there is another one called:”摘要(Summary or outline)”, in this it says:”砲100、第一次試作完了昭和19、8”, In English it is: “Gun-100, First experimental construction(prototype construction) finished in Shouwa 19-8(1944-8)” What does it mean? It means that in 1944-8, Only the 105mm gun used by the Type 5 gun tank was finished! If the Ho-Ri tank itself was finished why it was not in the 摘要 column? So how could an unfinished tank mounted the prototype gun? Waffentrager is talking bullshit.
    Also from Mr.Kunimoto’s book, he gave the complete schedule of the 105mm gun, here it is:
     

     
    Important Fig.6: Kunimoto’s schedule
     
      “修正機能試験” means ”Mechanical correctional test”, it took place in 1944-8, this matches the original Japanese archive(though this chart was also made from original archives). At that time the gun had just finished, not the tank.
     
      Next is this paragraph from Waffentrager’s article:
     

     
    Fig.7: Weighing 35 tons
     
      From the archive above(important Fig.5) we can learn from the second large column”研究要項(Research items)” that Ho-Ri was only PLANNED to be 35 tons, and maximum armour thickness was PLANNED to be 120mm, not was. Waffentrager is lying, he used the PLANNED data as the BUILT data. I will post out the correct data below later to see what Ho-Ri is really like when its design was finished.
     

     
    Fig.8: 全備重量-約三五屯(Combat weight-app.35t), 装甲(最厚部)-約一二〇粍(Armour, thickest part-app.120mm)
     
      At this time, some of the people might inquire me that:”Maybe the Type 5 gun tanks were really finished! You just don’t know!” Well, I will use the archives and books to tell these guys that they are totally wrong. None of the Type 5 gun tank was finished.
      Always let’s look at Waffentrager’s article first. He said that a total of 5 Ho-Ri were completed.
     

     
    Fig.9: Waffentrager said 5 Ho-Ri were completed.
     
     He also put an original Japanese archive(C13120839500) to “enhance” his “facts”.
     

     
    Fig.10: Waffentrager’s archive
     
      Everyone can see the”ホリ車,1-3-1” in the document, and someone might actually believe that 5 Ho-Ri were actually built. But they are wrong! Waffentrager is cheating you with “only a part of the original document”! Here is what the original archive really looks like:
     

     
    Important Fig.11: Archive code C13120839500, Item 7
     
      “整備計画” is “Maintenance plan” in English, again it was PLAN! The whole plan was made in 1944-12-26. I don’t actually know how Waffentrager can misunderstand this, maybe he doesn’t even know Japanese or Chinese!
     

     
    Important Fig.12: The cover of the same archive, “昭和十九年十二月二十六日” is 1944-12-26” in English.
     
    I have other archives to prove that Ho-Ri were not finished as well:
     


     
    Important Fig. 13 and 14: Mitsubishi’s tank production chart made by the American survey team after the war ends.
     
      From the chart you can only find out Type 4 and Type 5 medium tanks’ record. There is no existence of Type 5 gun tank Ho-Ri, or the”M-5 Gun Tank” in the chart’s way.
     
      Except for the archives, many books written by Japanese also mentioned that Type 5 gun tank were not finished:
     

     
    Fig.15: Kunimoto’s record.
     
      “二〇年五月完成予定の五両の終戦時の工程進捗度は、やっと五〇パーセントであり、完成車両出せずに終戦となった。” In English it’s: “When the war ended, the five Ho-Ri planned to be finished in 1945-5 had finally reached 50% completion. No completed vehicle were made when the war ended.”
     
      Here is another book written by Japanese with the help of former IJA tank designer, Tomio Hara:
     

     
    Important Fig.16: Tomio Hara’s book
     
    “完成をみるには至らなかった” Again he emphasized that the tank was not finished. Also when Ho-Ri’s design was finished its combat weight was raised to 40 tons, not the planned 35 tons. It was only powered by one “Modified BMW watercooled V12 gasoline engine”, rated 550hp/1500rpm. In Waffentrager’s article he said later a Kawasaki 1100hp engine were installed, but obviously that’s none sense. There was really existed a Kawasaki 1100hp engine but that is the two BMW V12 engine(Same engine on Type 5 gun tank or Type 5 medium tank) combined together for Japanese super-heavy tank O-I use. It will take much more room which Ho-Ri do not have.
     

     
    Fig.17: O-I’s engine compartment arrangement. There’s no such room in Ho-Ri for this engine set.
     
      And last here are the other questions I asked
     

     
    Fig.18: Other questions I asked
     
      I have already talked about the questions regarding C13120839500 and the engine. As for the gun with 1005m/s muzzle velocity, the Japanese never planned to make the 105mm gun achieve such a high velocity because they don’t have the enough tech back then. Also from the archive C14011075200(important fig.4) the 105mm gun was designed only to reach about 900m/s.
     
      So, after all these, how did Waffentrager replied? I will post out the replies from my E-mail(because he deleted my replies on his blog).
     

     
    Fig.19: Waffentrager’s first reply
     
    He kept saying that my archive is not the same as his and he is using his own documents. I didn’t believe in these shit and I replied:
     

     
    Fig.20: My reply
     
      Last sentence, the Ho-Ri III he was talking about is fake. There are only Ho-Ri I(The one resembles the Ferdinand tank destroyer) and Ho-Ri II(The another one resembles the Jagdtiger tank destroyer). He even photoshoped a picture:
     

     
    Fig.21: Waffentrager’s fake Ho-Ri III
     

     
    Fig.22: The real Ho-Ri I and the base picture of Waffentrager’s photoshoped Ho-Ri III in Tomio Hara’s book. Many same details can be seen in Waffentrager's fake Ho-Ri III
     
      The 4 variants of up-armoured Type 3 Chi-Nu medium tank is also fake, I will post his original article and the confirmed facts I got from Mr.Taki by E-mail.
     

     
    Fig.23: 4 models of up-armoured Chi-Nu by Waffentrager
     

     
    Fig.24: Mr.Taki’s reply
     
      Waffentrager used every excuses he could get to refuse giving out the references, and finally he deleted my comments. What an asshole!
     

     
    Fig.25: Our last “conversation”
     

     
    Fig.26 He deleted my comment.
     
      So, as you can see, Waffentrager is really a dick. He is cheating everybody because he think that we can’t read Japanese. Anyway I still hope he could release his reference and documents to prove me wrong. After all, I’m not here to scold or argue with somebody, but to learn new things. Also if you guys have any questions about WWII(IJA) Japanese tanks, feel free to ask me, I’m happy to help.
  25. Tank You
    Jagdika got a reaction from ShamefurDispray in About Waffentrager’s “Type 5 gun tank” post   
    I forgot to post out my reference:
     
    JACAR  C14011075200
    JACAR  C13120839500
    Tomio Hara: "Japanese tank"
    Gakken: "Tank and Gun Tank"
    KAMADO: "Japanese Heavy Tanks"
    and help from Mr.Taki.
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