Light Tank: Type 2597 Chi-Ha

Type 2597 Chi-Ha

Developed by Mitsubishi from 1935 to 1937. The vehicle was mass-produced from 1938 through 1942, the last two years alongside an upgraded Shinhoto Chi-Ha, with a total of 2,880 vehicles of both types manufactured. The Chi-Ha and Shinhoto Chi-Ha tanks were widely used by Japanese forces in China, and after Japan capitulation these vehicles were used by both the PLA and Kuomintang forces in the Civil War of 1946.

Characteristics for a vehicle with basic configuration and a crew with 100% qualification.

Main Characteristics

Tier III
Hit Points 220 HP
Weight/Load Limit 15.04 / 15.9 t
Price 42,000
Crew
  1. Commander
  2. Gunner (Loader)
  3. Driver
  4. Radio Operator
Mobility
Engine Power 170 h.p.
Speed Limit 40 km/h
Traverse Speed 30 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 30 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 25
  • sides 25
  • rear 20
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 35
  • sides 25
  • rear 25
Armament
Gun 57 mm Gun Type 97
Ammunition 120 pcs
Damage 56-94 HP
Armor Penetration 22-37 mm
Rate of Fire 20.0 rounds/min
View Range 310 m
Signal Range 350 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
II Type 97
  • front 35
  • sides 25
  • rear 25
30 310 840
III Type 97-Kai
  • front 35
  • sides 25
  • rear 25
30 330 1,800
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
II 45 mm 20K 47/47/62 51/88/23 26.09 2,530
II 57 mm Gun Type 97 75/75/95 29/55/28 20.0 2,000
IV 47 mm Gun Type 1 70/70/90 81/130/25 20.0 21,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
III Mitsubishi Type 97 170 15 5,000
IV Type 100 V-12 W 200 15 8,600
IV Type 100 V-12 A 240 15 10,500
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
II Type 97 15.9 30 1,270
III Type 97-Kai 18.0 32 1,850
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
IV Type 94 Hei 350 180
VI Type 96 Bo 425 14,000
VIII Type 3 Otsu 550 22,000