Light Tank: Renault Otsu

Renault Otsu

Developed from 1925 through 1928 in France as an upgraded modification of the Renault FT. The modernization project was finished and the vehicle saw mass production. In 1929, a total of 10 vehicles were purchased by Japan and were designated the Otsu-Gata Sensha (Tank B Model). The Japanese vehicles were slightly modernized and were widely used both in action and for training purposes.

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

Main Characteristics

Tier I
Hit Points 100 HP
Weight/Load Limit 8.01 / 8.5 t
Price 0
Crew
  1. Commander (Gunner, Radio Operator, Loader)
  2. Driver
Mobility
Engine Power 60 h.p.
Speed Limit 23 km/h
Traverse Speed 34 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 24 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 30
  • sides 30
  • rear 22
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 18
  • sides 18
  • rear 16
Armament
Gun 37 mm APX SA18
Ammunition 240 pcs
Damage 23-38 HP
Armor Penetration 22-36 mm
Rate of Fire 24.0 rounds/min
View Range 250 m
Signal Range 90 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
I Renault Kou
  • front 18
  • sides 18
  • rear 16
24 250 0
II Renault Otsu
  • front 20
  • sides 20
  • rear 20
24 280 550
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
I 13 mm Autocannon Type Ho 8/8 23/36 136.36 1,500
I 37 mm Sogekihou 45/45/55 32/48/18 17.65 1,900
I 37 mm APX SA18 30/30/36 29/46/18 24.0 0
I 37 mm Infantry Gun Type 11 45/45/55 22/32/18 17.65 1,800
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
I Renault L4 60 20 0
II Mitsubishi A475VD 75 15 450
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
I Renault NC-27 8.5 34 0
I Renault Otsu 10.5 36 330
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
I Signal Flags 90 0
III Type 94 Mk. 4 Otsu 300 600
IV Type 94 Mk. 4 Hei 350 2,350