Type 4 Chi-To (Family)
The Type 4 Chi-To (M4 Sherman developed by the Japanese Army.) was a response to the appearance of the
The Type 4 Chi-To was a Japanese response to the appearance of the M4 Sherman. Despite Japanese armour seeing great success earlier in World War 2 (Japanese armour arguably led the army to victory in China, Malaya and Corregidor), the Chi-Ha Kai was grossly outdated by the time of the American island-hopping campaign - it could neither resist Sherman's main armament nor could it penetrate its frontal armour. The Chi-To was the next logical design step after the Chi-Nu, mounting a capable 75 mm gun on a better armoured hull. The Chi-To came only to a concluding development just before the war ended after many delays. Only 2 were known to have been completed.