Ho-Ri Prototype

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Type 5 Ho-Ri Prototype
General characteristics
6 peopleCrew
51.0 tWeight
6 forward
2 back
Gear box
105 mm Experimental High Velocity cannonWeapon 1
51 roundsAmmunition
-10° / 20°Vertical guidance
-10° / 10°Horizontal guidance
Sl icon.png2 900/3 970/4 730Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
340 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
890 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.78 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the premium tank destroyer Ho-Ri Prototype. For the regular version, see Ho-Ri Production.


GarageImage Ho-Ri Prototype.jpg

The Type 5 Ho-Ri Prototype is a premium Rank IV Japanese tank destroyer with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.71 "New E.R.A.".

General info

Survivability and armour

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.


Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armour
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
51.0 N/A 44 (AB)
40 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 781 ___
Realistic/Simulator 486 ___
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 15.31 __.__
Realistic/Simulator 9.53 __.__


Main armament

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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

Sides empty: 40 (+11)

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 armor to bounce and take shot and return fire on enemy tanks.

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
  • 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.


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

Premium Vehicles: Type 5 Ho-Ri

See also

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 SPRG (C) · Type 60 ATM · Type 75 MLRS · Type 75 SPH · Type 16

Japan premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  Type 95 Ha-Go Commander
Medium tanks  Type 97 Chi-Ha Short Gun · Chi-Nu II · Type 74 mod G/Kai
Heavy tanks  Type 95 Ro-Go · Heavy Tank No.6
Tank destroyers  Type 5 Ho-Ri Prototype · Type 75 MLRS