Ho-Ri Production

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Type 5 Ho-Ri Production
General characteristics
6 peopleCrew
65.0 tWeight
8 forward
2 back
Gear box
105 mm Type 5 cannonWeapon 1
51 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
-10° / 10°Horizontal guidance
95 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
260 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png14 000 / 17 471/14 000 / 17 471/6 710 / 8 374Repair
75 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
260 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.90 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the tank destroyer Ho-Ri Production. For the bundle version, see Ho-Ri Prototype.


GarageImage Ho-RiProduction.jpg

The Type 5 Ho-Ri Production is a Rank IV Japanese tank destroyer with a battle rating of 7.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".

The Ho-Ri has a distinctive sloped UFP, small gun mantlet, and long casemate hull. Note the large lower plate - it is quite vulnerable and can get your transmission destroyed.

General info

Survivability and armour

If you spot a Ho-Ri, never shoot it in the sloped UFP. It can bounce shells from even a Object 120 and the only good thing that can come from it is if you get lucky and it bounces into the barrel. Instead, aim for the 120mm lower plate to destroy its mobility, or the right side of the mantlet to knock out the gunner. Note that the outer edges of the mantlet is slightly weaker, so if using APHE aim for that if possible.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mantlet)
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 120 mm (70°) Front glacis
120 mm (8°), 60 mm (67°) Lower glacis
100 mm (16°) Hull cheeks
75 mm (17°) Top
75 mm Bottom
35 mm (10-40°) 20 mm
Superstructure 200-225 mm (5-20°) Superstructure front
175-225 mm Gun mantlet
175 mm (5°) Vision slits
50-200 mm (45°) Barrel shroud
75 mm (17-48°) 35 mm (5°) 20-35 mm


  • Suspension wheels and bogies are 15 mm thick while tracks are 20 mm thick.
  • Bogie guards in the side suspension provide rows of 10 mm RHA at their locations.
  • Belly armour is 20 mm thick.
  • Hull underside right above tracks is 20 mm thick.
  • 20 mm RHA plates separate the engine compartment from the front and rear.


Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armor
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
65.0 N/A 44 (AB)
40 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 1,562 1,924
Realistic/Simulator 973 1,100
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 24.03 29.60
Realistic/Simulator 14.97 16.92


Main armament

Main article: Type 5 (105 mm)
105 mm Type 5
Capacity Vertical
51 -10°/+20° ±10° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 3.60 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Realistic 3.60 __.__ __.__ __.__ __.__
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
11.10 __.__ __.__ __.__
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
Type 2 APHE APHE 234 230 209 184 163 141
Experimental HE HE 30 30 30 30 30 30
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
in m/s
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
0% 50% 100%
Type 2 APHE APHE 1000 16 1.3 15 200 ° 47° 60° 65°
Experimental HE HE 920 16 0.1 0.1 2,520 +0° 79° 80° 81°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks of the Ho-Ri Prototype (identical to Production type).
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
rack empty
51 46 (+5) 40 (+11) 30 (+21) 12 (+39) (+50) no

Casemate sides empty: 40(+11)

Usage in battles

The Ho-Ri should be primarily played as a medium to long range sniper. Your potent cannon can dispatch most enemies and the thick frontal armour will stop most shots, especially the UFP which is basically an auto-bounce zone. Be careful in close quarters - the Ho-Ri turns quite slowly when not up to speed and an easy shot to the LFP will instantly eliminate your mobility allowing for an easy flank. Your surprisingly fast speed will also assist when getting to nice sniping spots, and the comically speedy reverse allows you to retreat when getting overrun. Note that your reverse is bugged and thus you cannot go past the first gear without either using a manual transmission OR using your reverse cruise control.

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. The Ho-Ri is also quite potent at long range, particularly in downtiers, where your gun remains effective (though less so) and your armour becomes even better. Be careful using it as a brawler, however. Your transmission is easier to hit, the mantlet is easier to penetrate, and faster foes can surround you easier and get a shot at your weak side armour.

Some concerning enemies are:

  • T-54 1947: This tank can be quite the pain to destroy, and if they are using the more advanced APHE shells found in the 100mm gun they can wipe out most of your crew in the mantlet. Your biggest chance at destroying them is through a trap shot or the mantlet at very close range.
  • AMX-50 Foch: Wielding a powerful cannon and heavy sloped armour, the Foch is a rare yet dangerous enemy. Aim for the gun.
  • T32: Though rare, this tank is completely immune from your gun in the front while it can still go through your lower plate easily. Shoot the barrel and either flank him or retreat.

Pros and cons


  • Heavy amount of frontal sloped armour
  • Can bounce anything when angled right
  • Very fast with high acceleration thanks to its massive engine
  • High velocity cannon with decent penetration and high post-penetration damage
  • Very fast reverse speed
  • Good gun depression


  • No neutral-steering.
  • Can get outflanked easily.
  • Often uptiered.
  • Can't use its amazing reverse speed without manual transmission or cruise control.
  • Mantlet is easily penetrated in close quarters, especially against sabot rounds.
  • Large weakspot in the LFP, resulting in a quick death to the mobility.


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Skin and Camouflages for the Ho-Ri Production in Warthunder Live.

See also

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  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

Japan tank destroyers
Based on Chi-Ha  Type 1 Ho-Ni I · Type 3 Ho-Ni III · Type 4 Ho-Ro
Based on Ho-Ri  Type 5 Ho-Ri Production · Type 5 Ho-Ri Prototype
  Type 5 Na-To
Post-war  Type 60 Self-Propelled Recoilless Gun (C) · Type 60 ATM · Type 75 MLRS