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|This page is about the Japanese medium tank Chi-Ha LG. For other uses, see Chi-Ha (Family).|
The Type 97 Chi-Ha Long Gun is a rank II Japanese tank destroyer with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Raining Fire".
Survivability and armour
- Rolled homogeneous armour (Hull)
- Structural steel (Gun breech and mount)
|Armour||Front (Slope angle)||Sides||Rear|
|Hull||25 mm|| 25 mm Top
25 mm Bottom
|Turret|| 10 mm Turret front |
10 mm Gun mantlet
|Game Mode||Max Speed (km/h)||Weight (tons)||Engine power (horsepower)||Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
This gun shouldn't be confused with the one on the Chi-Ha Short Gun, while said Chi-Ha has a short gun meant for transport ships on anti submarine & close range fire range, the 12cm/45 10th Year was used as coastal emplacements and outfitted on early Japanese cruisers. It offers a high velocity gun to fling HE over the map with quite an ease.
|120 mm 10th Year Type||Turret rotation speed (°/s)||Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Usage in battles
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|II||Suspension||Brake System||FPE||Adjustment of Fire|
|III||Filters||Crew Replenishment||Elevation Mechanism|
Pros and cons
- High velocity
- Versatile Chi-Ha chassis
- Quite fast (up to | ), allowing it to get to certain spots in time
- Great turning ability in low gear
- Lovely climbing ability, Good to get in sniper locations
- Gun shield is small and thin, doesn't provide too much cover
- Only one crew member is inside the tank
- Vehicle can be destroyed due low caliber MG fire even with full crew
- Two loader crew in the back of the tank have no direct cover
- 10 shells max
- Ammunition is very exposed, one lucky shot can destroy the vehicle
- Shells might have some trouble penetrating the front armor of some tanks, especially in uptiers
As the Chi-Ha was very structurally sound and is able to withstand high amounts of additional weights while maintaining stable stress-levels and speed. This made it a great testbed for heavier weapons and equipement.
One of these additions / variants was an IJN refit of the Chi-Ha to be made in a 12cm Self-propelled gun carrying the 12 cm/45 10th Year Naval Cannon outfitted on early cruisers before they were replaced by 127 mm's.
A dozen of these 12cm SPG's were constructed in defense of the homeland in-case of the high probable American invasion.
The gun was bolted on the hull and used similar to the Archer in performance, firing from the rear to maintain recoil levels while firing.
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|Japan tank destroyers|
|Based on Chi-Ha||Ho-Ni I · Ho-Ni III · Ho-Ro · Chi-Ha LG|
|Based on Ho-Ki||Na-To|
|Based on Ho-Ri||Ho-Ri Prototype · Ho-Ri Production|
|Post-war||Type 60 SPRG (C) · Type 60 ATM · Type 75 MLRS · Type 75 SPH · Type 16|