Medium Tank: Type 61

Type 61

The first tank developed in Japan after WWII. It was developed from 1954 through 1961 on the basis of the American M47 tank. The dimensions of the vehicle were decreased and the armor was reduced. As a result, the weight of the tank was lighter, and the tank complied with the requirements of the Japanese armed forces.

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

Main Characteristics

Tier IX
Hit Points 1,600 HP
Weight/Load Limit 34.62 / 34.7 t
Price 3,600,000
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader
Mobility
Engine Power 570 h.p.
Speed Limit 47 km/h
Traverse Speed 44 deg/sec
Turret Traverse Speed 42 deg/sec
Armor
Hull Armor (mm)
  • front 55
  • sides 35
  • rear 25
Turret Armor (mm)
  • front 70
  • sides 60
  • rear 35
Armament
Gun 90 mm Gun Type 61
Ammunition 50 pcs
Damage 180-300 HP
Armor Penetration 164-273 mm
Rate of Fire 10.0 rounds/min
View Range 390 m
Signal Range 720 m

Configuration

Turrets

Turrets

Tier Turret Armor
(mm)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
View Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
VIII STA-4
  • front 70
  • sides 60
  • rear 35
42 390 30,000
IX Type 61
  • front 70
  • sides 60
  • rear 35
42 400 64,000
Guns

Guns

Tier Gun Damage
(НР)
Penetration
(mm)
Rate of Fire
(rounds/min)
Price
(credits)
IX 90 mm Gun Type 61 240/240/320 218/275/45 12.0 160,000
X 105 mm Rifled Gun 390/390/480 258/330/53 6.0 290,000
Engines

Engines

Tier Engine Power
(h.p.)
Chance of Fire
(%)
Price
(credits)
VIII Mitsubishi 12HM20WT 570 12 48,500
IX Mitsubishi 12HM21WT 604 12 82,000
Suspensions

Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(t)
Traverse Speed
(deg/sec)
Price
(credits)
VIII STA-4 34.7 44 30,000
IX Type 61 38.0 48 62,000
Radios

Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(m)
Price
(credits)
IX JAN/GRC-3Z 720 45,500
X JAN/GRC-4Z 750 55,000