Ho-Ri Prototype

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This page is about the premium Japanese tank destroyer Ho-Ri Prototype. For the regular version, see Ho-Ri Production.
Ho-Ri Prototype
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Ho-Ri Prototype
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The Type 5 Ho-Ri Prototype is a premium rank IV Japanese tank destroyer with a battle rating of 6.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced as a premium pack in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A." and was removed from sale after the 2019 New Year sale. It later returned for purchase in-game with Golden Eagles Ge icon.png during the 2020 May sale.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull75 / 55 / 35
Turret150 / 55 / 35
Crew6 people
Visibility130 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 75 mm (70°) Front glacis
75 mm (8°), 50 mm (67°) Lower glacis
55-65 mm (16-17°) Top
55 mm Bottom
35 mm (5°) Top
35 mm (10-40°) Bottom
20 mm
Casemate 120-150 mm (5-20°) Turret front
250 mm Gun mantlet
50-200 mm (2-65°) Barrel shroud
55-65 mm (17°) 35 mm (5°) 20-50 mm


  • Suspension wheels and bogies are 15 mm thick while the tracks are 20 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 20 mm thick.
  • Two 5 mm structural steel plates separate the engine compartment from the crew compartments.
  • Small parts of the suspension on the hull sides give 10 mm thick protection at their area.


Speedforward / back
AB44 / 9 km/h
RB and SB41 / 8 km/h
Number of gears6 forward
2 back
Weight51.0 t
Engine power
AB1 049 hp
RB and SB550 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB20.6 hp/t
RB and SB10.8 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 44 9 51 781 1,049 15.31 20.57
Realistic 41 8 486 550 9.53 10.78

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB4 800 Sl icon.png
RB3 400 Sl icon.png
SB4 100 Sl icon.png
Crew training10 000 Sl icon.png
Experts340 000 Sl icon.png
Aces890 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 140 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 70 / 130 / 130 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 178 / 178 / 178 % Rp icon.png
Mobility Protection Firepower
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Mods new tank suspension.png
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Brake System
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Mods new tank transmission.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Mods extinguisher.png
Mods tank reinforcement jp.png
Crew Replenishment
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Horizontal Drive
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Adjustment of Fire
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Elevation Mechanism


Main armament

105 mm Experimental High Velocity cannon
Ammunition51 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
11.1 → 8.6 s
Vertical guidance-10° / 20°
Horizontal guidance-10° / 10°
105 mm Experimental High Velocity Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 51 -10°/+20° ±10° N/A 5.3 7.3 8.9 9.8 10.5 11.18 9.89 9.12 8.60
Realistic 3.6 4.2 5.1 5.6 6.0


Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Type 2 APHE APHE 205 201 181 159 140 123
Experimental HE HE 30 30 30 30 30 30
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
Type 2 APHE APHE 916 16 1.2 19 200 47° 60° 65°
Experimental HE HE 920 16 0 0.1 2,520 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Ho-Ri Prototype
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rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
51 46 (+5) 40 (+11) 30 (+21) 12 (+39) (+50) No


  • Shells are modeled individually and disappear from the rack after having been shot or loaded.
  • To go into battle with the flanks empty of ammo, pack 40 (+11) shells or fewer.

Usage in battles

The Ho-Ri can be used in multiple roles. Its most effective at medium range, where it's harder for the enemy to aim for the lower plate and shells have a harder time penetrating the mantlet, making it easy for you to destroy them. Another option, although risky is to sit on a road that players like to go down and use your armour to bounce and take shot and return fire on enemy tanks.

Enemies worth noting:

  • IS-2 / IS-2 (1944) / ISU-122: These machines carry a huge 122 mm cannon that penetrates literally anything they see, including the Ho-Ri. Their shells will go through Ho-Ri's vertical armour of the fighting compartment pretty easily, killing the crew inside or detonating the ammo. To deal with the IS-2, try get a shot at them before the notice you / when they are reloading. These tanks tend to get one-shot due to their lack of crew or the cramped interior. For IS-2 mod.1943, aim for the hull armour that curves and blends into the side, or aim at the turret cheeks. For mod.1944, only go for the turret as the hull is very thick and well sloped. For the ISU-122, aim at anywhere but the gun mantlet, as it often absorb shells or cause ricochet.

Pros and cons


  • Good sloping armour on the front
  • High velocity high penetrating gun with APHE filler
  • Rather good gun depression
  • Not slow considering its armour and weight
  • Spaced out crew
  • Central engine could absorb penetrating front shots


  • Armour is not 100% reliable. Fighting compartment can get penetrated by the IS-2 easily
  • It is barely ever going to reach its top speed (40 km/h or 25 mph)
  • Side armour is quite bad
  • Depressing the gun all the way will open roof for the breech, possibly exposing crew to strafing fire.


After the IJA compared Russian and German tanks during 1943 and the shock of encountering the US M4 Sherman, they decided to design tanks with more powerful guns to destroy tanks rather than to support infantry. Like other Japanese self-propelled guns, the Ho-Ri was not equipped any weapon to combat infantry. The design of the Ho-Ri was based on the hull of the Chi-Ri, and with a powerful 105 mm gun mounted in the casemate.

The IJA planned to produce 5 prototypes. However, they made only one 1/5 sized mock-up model

A prototype was completed by August 1944 and five more models were to be completed in 1945, but production was halted due to the industrial damages and resource shortage from the war effort.[1]



See also

External links


  1. Sun, Eun Ae. The Ho-Ri Tank Destroyer SENSHA. Blogger.com, 03 Sep. 2017. Web. 28 Aug. 2020. Website (Archived)

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Type 97  Chi-Ha · Chi-Ha Kai
Type 1  Chi-He · Chi-He (5th Regiment)
Type 3  Chi-Nu · Chi-Nu II
Type 4  Chi-To · Chi-To Late
Type 5  Chi-Ri II
Chi-Ha Derived  Ho-Ro
Chi-He Derived  Ho-I
Chi-Ri Derived  Ho-Ri Prototype · Ho-Ri Production
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Ro-Go Derivatives  Ro-Go Exp.
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Ho-Ri  Ho-Ri Prototype · Ho-Ri Production
Other  Na-To · Type 60 SPRG (C) · Type 75 SPH
Missile  Type 60 ATM
Rocket  Type 75 MLRS
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Tank destroyers  Ho-Ri Prototype · Type 75 MLRS