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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==

Revision as of 22:06, 15 March 2020

Rank 2, Sweden
"The Swedish revolver": SAV 20.12.48
Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai
jp_type_97_kai.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.0/2.0/2.0BR
5 peopleCrew
75 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
25 / 25 / 12Hull
32 / 25 / 25Turret
Mobility
15.0 tWeight
324 hp170 hpEngine power
22 hp/t11 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
44 km/h forward
6 km/h back
39 km/h forward
5 km/h back
Speed
Armament
47 mm Type 1 cannonMain weapon
104 roundsAmmunition
3.3 / 4.3 sReload
-15° / 20°Vertical guidance
shoulderStabilizer
3 000 roundsAmmunition
3.0 / 3.9 sReload
20 roundsBelt capacity
499 shots/minFire rate
Economy
4 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
2 100 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png430 / 557/400 / 518/280 / 363Repair
600 Sl icon.pngCrew training
2 100 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
100 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
30 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png20 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Japanese medium tank Chi-Ha Kai. For other uses, see Chi-Ha (Family).

Description

GarageImage Chi-Ha Kai.jpg


The Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai is a Rank I Japanese medium tank with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced along with the initial Japanese Ground Forces tree in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 25 mm (11-31°) Front plate
15-17 mm (62-80°) Front glacis
15 mm (37-59°) Lower glacis
25 mm (24-27°) Top
20 mm Bottom
17 mm (70°) Top
20 mm (5-57°)
12 mm
Turret 25 mm (3-9°) Turret front
30 mm (1°) Gun mantlet
25 mm (9°) Front half
15 mm (9-10°) Back half
12 mm (1°) 10 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 17 mm 6 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are 15 mm thick.

Mobility

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 6 15 263 324 17.53 21.6
Realistic 39 5 150 170 10 11.33

Armaments

Main armament

Main article: Type 1 (47 mm)
47 mm Type 1 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 104 -15°/+20° ±180° Vertical 8.9 12.4 15.0 26.5 __.__ 4.30 3.80 3.50 __.__
Realistic 8.9 10.5 12.8 14.1 __.__
Ammunition
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 0° Angle of Attack
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
Type 1 APHE APHE 88 83 69 50 40 33
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
Type 1 APHE APHE 822 1.4 1.2 15 47° 60° 65°
Ammo racks
Ammo racks for the Chi-Ha Kai.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
104 75 (+29) 71 (+33) 66 (+38) 54 (+50) (+95) (+103) Yes

Turret empty: 66 (+48)

Machine guns

Main article: Type 97 tank (7.7 mm)
7.7 mm Type 97
Mount Total Ammo Shots per Belt Fire rate Vertical guidance Horizontal guidance
Hull 3,000 20 499 -8°/+10° ±15°

Usage in battles

The Chi-Ha Kai (Kai means "improved) is an upgrade of the Chi-Ha that replaces the low-velocity 57 mm gun with the very good 47 mm Type 1 tank gun and adds one more crew to make a total of five with three in the turret. Compared to other rank I vehicles this gun is powerful and very good.

The 5th crewman, in a three-man turret, improves survivability accordingly. However it is still a lightly armoured vehicle with only moderate mobility, so the tactics used with the Chi-Ha are to stay close to teammates and always play sneaky remain the most important.

Another problem is that the Chi-Ha Kai retains the hand-cranked turret, which is quite slow to turn. So the best idea is to plan ahead before any attacks, think where the enemy may be and find a place to hide the bulky tank from the enemy and wait for the enemy to come towards the position. Now, this is somewhat important "Don't look for the enemy, let the enemy look for the Chi-Ha Kai.", Of course, the Chi-Ha Kai could still go look for the enemy, but always be on alert and make sure to have a friend for firing support.

The engine provides adequate power - the power-weight ratio is comparable with other tanks of the late 1930's - but this tank was built from 1942 onwards so it is low compared to contemporary designs.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Improved sloped armour compared to the reserve vehicles
  • Quite fast (up to 44 kph)
  • Lovely climbing ability
  • Very good 47 mm gun with APHE
  • Five man crew

Cons:

  • Thin armour that can be penetrated by even 20 mm SPAA
  • Slow turning turret

History

References


Japan medium tanks
Chassis Chi-Ha  Chi-Ha · Chi-Ha Kai · Chi-Ha Short Gun
Chassis Chi-He  Chi-He · Ho-I · Chi-Nu · Chi-Nu II
Chassis Chi-To  Chi-To · Chi-To Late
Chassis Chi-Ri  Chi-Ri II
Type 61 MBT  ST-A1* · ST-A2* · Type 61
Type 74 MBT  ST-B1* · Type 74 · Type 74G
Type 90 MBT  Type 90 · Type 90 (B)
USA  ▅M4A3 (76) W
  *ST-X Is prototype stage for said MBT