Chi-Ha Kai (China)
6 km/h back39 km/h forward
5 km/h backSpeed
The ␗Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai is a rank I Chinese light tank with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.91 "Night Vision".
Survivability and armour
This tank has little to no armour, so is usually destroyed in a single shot. However, at long ranges the tank will be able to survive multiple shots because the enemy shell penetration drops off to be insufficient against even the Chi-Ha Kai's thin armour.
This tank is sluggish for its battle rating and has a really bad traverse and reverse speed. It is just plain slow.
The Chi-Ha Kai is armed with the 47 mm Type 1 cannon. At the battle rating, the gun is not bad, it has good post penetration effects but seriously lacks penetration that some other tanks have.
The Chi-Ha Kai has a machine gun mounted to the turret which can not penetrate most tanks at its battle rating, but a few open topped vehicles will be a great target for machine gun fire.
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|China light tanks|
|ZBD86 · Type 62 · Type 63-I|
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