Type 97 Chi-Ha Short Gun

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General info

The Chi-Ha Short Gun in the garage.

The Type 97 Chi-Ha Short Gun is a gift Rank II Japanese medium tank with a battle rating of 1.7. It was available for pre-order prior to Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai" on the War Thunder store. It was discontinued after War Thunder 5th Anniversary's store discounts.

The main purpose, usage and tactics recommendations

General play style

Vehicle characteristics

Tactics

Specific enemies worth noting

Counter-tactics

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Devastating Damage
  • Can cause Area-of-Effect damage
  • Good reload speed relative to size of shell

Cons:

  • Little armour in general
  • Very slow turret rotation
  • Heavy shell drop
  • Crew is clustered together and prone to crew wipe from one well placed shell
  • Only has HE shells. If HE cannot damage an enemy tank, nothing can be done.

Specifications

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Armaments

1 x 120 mm Navy short gun (23 rounds)
1 x 7.7 mm Type 97 machine gun (3,000 rounds)

Main armament

1 x 120 mm Navy short gun
  • Ammunition Capacity: 23 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 15°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 3.6°/s (Stock), 4.9°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 13.0s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 120 mm Navy short gun
  • Ammunition Capacity: 23 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 15°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 3.6°/s (Stock), 4.2°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 13.0s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
1 x 120 mm Navy short gun
  • Ammunition Capacity: 23 Shells
  • Gun Depression: -8°
  • Gun Elevation: 15°
  • Turret Rotation Speed: 3.6°/s (Stock), 4.2°/s (Upgraded), __._°/s (Prior + Full Crew), __._°/s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._°/s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
  • Reloading Rate: 13.0s (Stock), __._s (Full Crew), __._s (Prior + Expert Qualif.), __._s (Prior + Ace Qualif.)
Ammunition
Ammunition Penetration in mm @ 90° Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay
in m:
Fuse sensitivity
in mm:
Explosive Mass in
TNT equivalent
in g:
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m 0% 50% 100%
Short Ordinary HE 30 30 30 30 30 30 HE 290 13 0.1 0.1 2,500 +0° 11° 10°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the Chi-Ha Short Gun.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
Recommendations Visual
discrepancy
23 19 (+4) (+22) Left empty: 19 (+4) No

Secondary armament

1 x 7.7 mm Type 97 machine gun (Bow machine gun)

Crew

  • Commander
  • Gunner
  • Loader
  • Driver
  • Machine Gunner

Total: 5 Crew members

Armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 25 mm (12-32°) Front plate
16 mm (63°), 17 mm (80-81°) Front glacis
15 mm (37-59°) Lower glacis
25 mm (40°) Top Left
25 mm (24-27°) Top Right
20 mm Bottom
20 mm (4-69°) 12 mm
Turret 25 mm (7-81°) Turret front
25 mm Gun mantlet
25 mm (9-10°) Front
15 mm (9-10°) Rear
25 mm 10 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 25 mm 6 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are both 15 mm thick.
  • Structural steel boxes that are 4 mm thick are placed on the rear of the hull and turret.

Engine & mobility

Weight: 14.8 ton

Max Speed: 44 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 263 hp @ 2000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 17.77 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 26°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 324 hp @ 2000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 21.89 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 32°
Weight: 14.8 ton

Max Speed: 40 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 150 hp @ 2000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 10.13 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 28°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 170 hp @ 2000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 11.49 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 32°
Weight: 14.8 ton

Max Speed: 40 km/h
Stock

  • Engine Power: 150 hp @ 2000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 10.13 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 28°

Upgraded

  • Engine Power: 170 hp @ 2000 rpm
  • Power-to-Weight Ratio: 11.49 hp/ton
  • Maximum Inclination: 32°

Modules and improvements

History of creation and combat usage

Screenshots and fan art

Skins and camouflages for the _____ from live.warthunder.com.

Additional information (links)

References


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Icon-country-jap.png Type 97 Chi-Ha Short Gun
Nation Japan
Type Medium tank
Rank 2
Battle Rating 1.7

   Metric✓       Imperial   

   Metric       Imperial✓   

Characteristics
Weight
14,800 kg
32,628 lb
Number of Crew 5
Hull armour thickness
25/25/20/12 mm
0.98/0.98/0.79/0.47 inches
Statistics
Engine power (stock)
263 hp
150 hp
150 hp
Engine power (upgraded)
324 hp
170 hp
170 hp
HP/ton ratio (stock)
17.77
18.06
10.13
10.30
10.13
10.30
HP/ton ratio (Upgraded)
21.89
22.24
11.49
11.67
11.49
11.67
Max speed
44 km/h
27.6 mph
40 km/h
24.9 mph
40 km/h
24.9 mph
Main Weapon
1 x 120 mm Navy short gun Howitzer
Ammo stowage 23 rounds
Vertical guidance -8°/15°
Secondary Weapon
1 x Type 97 Machine gun
Ammo stowage 3,000 rounds
Mount Hull mount
Vertical guidance -10°/10°
Horizontal guidance -15°/15°
Economy
Required RP N/A
Vehicle cost N/A
Crew training cost 2,300 SL
Max repair cost*
800 SL
970 SL
900 SL
Free repair time (Stock)
31m
1h 02m
52m
Free repair time (Upgraded)
10m
20m
17mm
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