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== Vehicles ==
 
== Vehicles ==
===Rank II===
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=== Rank II ===
 
 
 
* [[Chi-He]]
 
* [[Chi-He]]
 
* [[Chi-He (5th Regiment)]] - 1st Tank Division, 2nd Armored Brigade, 5th Armored Regiment
 
* [[Chi-He (5th Regiment)]] - 1st Tank Division, 2nd Armored Brigade, 5th Armored Regiment
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==History==
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== History ==
===Design===
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=== Design ===
 
Compared to the Type 97, the Type 1 Chi-He was slightly longer and taller. Its angled, thicker frontal armor was welded, as opposed to riveted. The adding of the frontal armor and a fifth crewman increased the weight, but the "streamlining" of the hull reduced the increase to only 1.5 tons.
 
Compared to the Type 97, the Type 1 Chi-He was slightly longer and taller. Its angled, thicker frontal armor was welded, as opposed to riveted. The adding of the frontal armor and a fifth crewman increased the weight, but the "streamlining" of the hull reduced the increase to only 1.5 tons.
  
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The Type 1 Chi-He was also the first Japanese tank to carry a radio as standard equipment in each tank, eliminating the need to use signal flags.
 
The Type 1 Chi-He was also the first Japanese tank to carry a radio as standard equipment in each tank, eliminating the need to use signal flags.
===Development===
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=== Development ===
 
[[File:ShinHoTo Turret Testing.jpg|left|thumb|Type 1 Chi-He Prototype With Unarmed Turret]]
 
[[File:ShinHoTo Turret Testing.jpg|left|thumb|Type 1 Chi-He Prototype With Unarmed Turret]]
 
After 1941, the Imperial Japanese Army quickly realized that its 1930s designed medium tank, the Type 97 Chi-Ha, was inferior to the 1940s generation of Allied armor, such as the M4 Sherman. Since the Type 97’s low-velocity 57 mm main gun was designed for infantry support in 1938, it could not penetrate the 1940s generation of Allied armor, whereas its own thin armor made the Type 97 vulnerable to most adversaries equipped with anti-armor capabilities.
 
After 1941, the Imperial Japanese Army quickly realized that its 1930s designed medium tank, the Type 97 Chi-Ha, was inferior to the 1940s generation of Allied armor, such as the M4 Sherman. Since the Type 97’s low-velocity 57 mm main gun was designed for infantry support in 1938, it could not penetrate the 1940s generation of Allied armor, whereas its own thin armor made the Type 97 vulnerable to most adversaries equipped with anti-armor capabilities.
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[[File:Type 1 Chi-He & Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai.jpg|thumb|Type 1 Chi-He, Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai And Type 1 Ho-Ha (Halftrack) Of The 1st Tank Division]]
 
[[File:Type 1 Chi-He & Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai.jpg|thumb|Type 1 Chi-He, Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai And Type 1 Ho-Ha (Halftrack) Of The 1st Tank Division]]
 
All of the '''Type 1 ''Chi-He's''''' were allocated to the Japanese home islands to defend against the projected Allied Invasion. Despite '''Chi-He'<nowiki/>'''s superiority in terms of armor and firepower over the earlier [[Chi-Ha|Type 97 ''Chi-Ha'']], it still underperformed against the American [[M4 Sherman (Family)|M4 ''Sherman'']], leading to a new design known as the [[Chi-Nu|Type 3 ''Chi-Nu'']].
 
All of the '''Type 1 ''Chi-He's''''' were allocated to the Japanese home islands to defend against the projected Allied Invasion. Despite '''Chi-He'<nowiki/>'''s superiority in terms of armor and firepower over the earlier [[Chi-Ha|Type 97 ''Chi-Ha'']], it still underperformed against the American [[M4 Sherman (Family)|M4 ''Sherman'']], leading to a new design known as the [[Chi-Nu|Type 3 ''Chi-Nu'']].
==See Also==
 
===Medium Tanks===
 
  
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=== Medium Tanks ===
 
*[[Chi-Ha (Family)|Type 97 Chi-Ha]] (Predecessor)
 
*[[Chi-Ha (Family)|Type 97 Chi-Ha]] (Predecessor)
 
*[[Chi-He|Type 1 Chi-He]]
 
*[[Chi-He|Type 1 Chi-He]]
 
*[[Chi-Nu (Family)|Type 3 Chi-Nu]] (Successor)
 
*[[Chi-Nu (Family)|Type 3 Chi-Nu]] (Successor)
  
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=== Gun Tank ===
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*[[Ho-I|Type 2 Ho-I]]
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Latest revision as of 17:51, 21 February 2021

Description

The Type 1 Chi-He (一式中戦車 チへ) was an improved version of the Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tanks of the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. It uses the same anti-tank gun as the Chi-Ha Kai and boasted an upgraded engine and thicker armor. It was the first Japanese tank to have a communication radio as standard equipment.

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Japan medium tanks
Type 97  Chi-Ha · Chi-Ha Kai · Chi-Ha Kai TD · Chi-Ha Short Gun
Type 1  Chi-He · Chi-He (5th Regiment) · Ho-I
Type 3  Chi-Nu · Chi-Nu II
Type 4  Chi-To · Chi-To Late
Type 5  Chi-Ri II
Type 61 MBT  ST-A1* · ST-A2* · ST-A3* · Type 61
Type 74 MBT  ST-B1* · Type 74 · Type 74 (F) · Type 74 (G)
Type 90 MBT  Type 90 · Type 90 (B)
USA  ▅M4A3 (76) W
  *ST-X is prototype stage for said MBT