Ro-Go

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Ro-Go
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Ro-Go
AB RB SB
1.3 1.3 1.3
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Description

The Type 95 Ro-Go is a premium rank I Japanese heavy tank with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.67 "Assault".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull35 / 30 / 25
Turret30 / 25 / 25
Crew6 people
Visibility36 %

The Ro-Go is an excellently protected vehicle for 1.3. Featuring armour thick enough to stop 12.7 mm machine-gun fire from all angles (except the roof), and even anti-tank guns if angled properly. The placement of modules deep down inside the hull, where most 1.3 players would never think of shooting, makes the chance that the ammo, engine, transmission and fuel tanks get hit rather low. Even the crew inside the tank are pretty well protected by the tank's armour, and if everything fails you still have the lone machine gunner in the back turret, which means that a lot of the time you will be able to make a partial recovery from getting shredded to pieces by the waves of Pz.IIs and M2A4s.

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull 35 mm Front plates
25 mm (61°) Front glacis
25 mm (68°) Lower glacis
30 mm (0-56°) Top
30 + 6 mm Bottom
13 mm Top
25 mm (0-32°) Bottom
13 mm
Main Turret 30 mm (8-78°) Turret front
30 mm Gun mantlet
25 mm (8-10°)
15 mm (2-34°)
25 mm (8°) Machine gun port 8 mm
Secondary Turret #1 30 mm (0-1°) Turret front
30 mm Gun mantlet
25 mm 25 mm 8 mm
Secondary Turret #2 14-15 mm (0-3°) 25 mm 25 mm 13 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 25 mm 8-13 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 15 mm thick. Suspension bogies are 10 mm thick.

Mobility

Reverse gearbox
Forward and backward movement is possible at the same maximum speed
Speedforward / back
AB0 / 0 km/h
RB and SB0 / 0 km/h
Number of gears0 forward
0 back
Weight0.0 t
Engine power
AB0 hp
RB and SB0 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB0.0 hp/t
RB and SB0.0 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 0 0 0 374 0 Division by zero. Division by zero.
Realistic 0 0 256 0 Division by zero. Division by zero.

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
AB610 Sl icon.png
RB830 Sl icon.png
SB1 000 Sl icon.png
Crew training1 400 Sl icon.png
Experts9 000 Sl icon.png
Aces80 Ge icon.png
Research Aces270 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
Talisman.png 2 × 30 / 40 / 40 % Sl icon.png
Talisman.png 2 × 106 / 106 / 106 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Mods tank reinforcement jp.png
Crew Replenishment
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: Type 94 (70 mm)
70 mm Type 94 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 100 -10°/+22° ±180° N/A 7.44 10.30 12.52 13.84 14.72 5.20 4.60 4.24 4.00
Realistic 5.47 6.44 7.82 8.65 9.20

Ammunition

Only real choice here is the Type 3 HEAT, it has the penetrating power to defeat any armour at this BR, and if it were to over penetrate as if it was an AP, it hull breaks its target due the fact it's a HEAT round. On the flip side, it has the lowest velocity of all the available shells and its advised to learn to get accommodated to this round nonetheless.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Type 95 APHE APHE 21 20 18 16 14 13
Type 92 HE HE 9 9 9 9 9 9
Type 3 HEAT HEAT 80 80 80 80 80 80
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Type 95 APHE APHE 300 4.45 1.2 14 170 47° 60° 65°
Type 92 HE HE 348 3.81 0 0.1 590 79° 80° 81°
Type 3 HEAT HEAT 200 3.35 0.05 0.1 601.6 62° 69° 73°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Ro-Go
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
100 98 (+2) 95 (+5) (+99) No

Turret empty: 95 (+5)

Additional armament

Main article: Type 94 (37 mm)
37 mm Type 94 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 150 -8°/+20° -110°/+100° N/A 7.44 10.30 12.52 13.84 14.72 4.29 3.80 3.50 3.30
Realistic 5.47 6.44 7.82 8.65 9.20

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
Type 94 APHE APHE 34 33 27 22 17 14
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Type 94 APHE APHE 575 0.7 1.2 9 11 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Ro-Go
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
150 146 (+4) 141 (+9) 91 (+59) 46 (+104) (+149) No

Turret empty: 141 (+9)

Machine guns

Main article: Type 97 (7.7 mm)
7.7 mm Type 97
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Rear 1,950 (20) 498 -8°/+20° ±110°

Usage in battles

The Type 95 Ro-Go, like most landships, is the perfect vehicle to lead an assault. It can take a beating due its relatively thick armour and with the crew placement it shouldn't be an easy task to simply knock it out with a single shell. The tricky part about the Ro-Go is the difference between shell velocities of the two cannons, the 70 mm has an abysmal muzzle velocity and quick drop off rate with 300 m/s on the Type 95 APHE and a mere 200 m/s on the Type 3 HEAT while the secondary cannon, a 37 mm Type 94, found on the Type 95 Ha-Go has 575 m/s. As last armament to mention the Ro-Go has a MG turret in the back of the tank, which in-game won't really see much use and can be seen as a safe spot for the last crew member, but in-case a light armored truck tries to flank the Ro-Go and no-one is covering the back, as last resort the MG could prove handy.

As noted in ammunition, the only real choice is the Type 3 HEAT round, as it has the highest filler and penetration force of all available rounds at the cost of muzzle velocity. Though this can be used in an advantage as enemies behind cover are never safe when an experienced Ro-Go tanker is around, and lobs shells over cover with ease.

The 37 mm Type 94 can be used to either be used to shoot beyond the regular range of the 70 mm, or bait out shots in close range so the enemies pop out of cover and make quick work of them with the main 70 mm cannon.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Main gun with 70 mm HEAT and the secondary with 37 mm APHE are a deadly combination
  • 70 mm's HEAT velocity of 200 m/s (one of the slowest in the game) means that it can shoot enemies behind cover
  • Great gun depression and good elevation
  • Six crew vehicle
  • The secondary frontal turret can act as a shield to absorb some hits
  • Has relatively thick armour enough to stop heavy machine gun fire, and even some anti-tank weapons
  • Good manoeuvrability for a heavy tank
  • 70 mm HEAT shells excel in both penetration and damage
  • Modules are very well hidden in the vehicle

Cons:

  • Slow turret traverse makes the Ro-Go easy to flank
  • Features only a single machine gun in a rear turret
  • Two massively different trajectories for the main guns
  • Back turret ammo runs out very quickly
  • Very slow
  • Penetration with standard APHE for both guns is lacking
  • Low velocity HEAT shell can be difficult to aim

History

After World War I, the Imperial Japanese Army experimented with some possibility of multi-turreted tanks design based French Renault FT light tank. The development of the Type 95 Ro-Go heavy tank is based on the older version of the tank, the Type 91 heavy tank, which featured only a single 57 mm gun and two turrets, which both armed with a 6.5 mm machine guns. The tank had a maximum armour plate thickness of 17 mm. Although the design was not successful and soon cancelled, this project became the stepping stone to the Type 95 Ro-Go tank.

Media

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See also

Vehicles equipped with the same guns
Other vehicles of similar configuration and role

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the tank;
  • other literature.


Japan heavy tanks
Type 95  Ro-Go
Germany  ▅Heavy Tank No.6

Japan premium ground vehicles
Light tanks  Ha-Go Commander
Medium tanks  Chi-Ha Short Gun · Chi-He (5th Regiment) · Chi-Nu II · Type 74G
Heavy tanks  Ro-Go · ▅Heavy Tank No.6
Tank destroyers  Ho-Ri Prototype · Type 75 MLRS