Medium Tank: Type 97 Chi-Ha

Type 97 Chi-Ha

Developed by Mitsubishi from 1935 through 1937. The vehicle was mass-produced from 1938 through 1942, alongside an upgraded Shinhoto Chi-Ha from 1941 through 1942. A total of 2,880 vehicles of both types were manufactured. The Chi-Ha and the Shinhoto Chi-Ha tanks were widely used by Japanese forces in China, and after Japan capitulation these vehicles were used by both PLA and Kuomintang forces in the Chinese Civil War from 1946 through 1949.

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 45,000
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 5.7 cm Gun Type 97
Ammunition 114 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 Chi-Ha
  • front 35
  • sides 25
  • rear 25
30 310 1,000
III Type 97 Chi-Ha Shinhoto
  • front 35
  • sides 25
  • rear 25
30 330 2,100
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
II 5.7 cm Gun Type 97 75/75/95 29/55/28 20.0 2,800
III 37 mm Gun Type 1 50/50/65 58/73/19 26.09 8,400
III 37 mm Gun Type 100 45/45/60 48/68/18 26.09 4,400
IV 47 mm Gun Type 1 70/70/90 81/122/25 20.0 21,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
III Mitsubishi SA12200VD 170 15 5,000
IV Type 100 Suirei V-12 200 15 8,600
IV Type 100 Kuurei V-12 240 15 10,500
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
II Type 97 Chi-Ha 15.9 30 900
III Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai 18.0 32 1,750
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
IV Type 94 Mk. 4 Hei 350 2,350
VI Type 96 Mk. 4 Bo 425 14,000
VIII Type 3 Otsu 550 22,000