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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a premium rank {{Specs|rank}} Japanese medium tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced with the initial Japanese Ground Forces tree in [[Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"]], but was released once all the rank III Japanese tanks were available to the public in the Closed Beta Test. It costs 1,600 Golden Eagles. The Chi-Nu II is essentially the [[Chi-Nu|Chi-Nu]] body with the turret from the [[Chi-To|Chi-To]], giving the tank access to the high-power [[Type 5 (75 mm)|Type 5 75 mm]].
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a premium rank {{Specs|rank}} Japanese medium tank {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced with the initial Japanese Ground Forces tree in [[Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai"]], but was released once all the rank III Japanese tanks were available to the public in the Closed Beta Test. It costs 1,600 Golden Eagles. The Chi-Nu II is essentially the [[Chi-Nu|Chi-Nu]] body with the turret from the [[Chi-To|Chi-To]], giving the tank access to the high-power [[Type II Model II (75 mm)|Type II Model II 75 mm]].
  
 
The Chi-Nu II is a combination between two vehicle, the Type 3 Chi-Nu and the Type 4 Chi-To. It has the armour of the former, but the gun of the latter. Thus, while presenting itself as a more vulnerable body with only around 50 mm of armour, it has slightly better mobility than the Chi-To, a smaller profile, yet carries the same gun. Like the Chi-To, the Chi-Nu II should be played in a sniper-like format from a distance rather than up-close to the enemy and fighting them in close-quarters.
 
The Chi-Nu II is a combination between two vehicle, the Type 3 Chi-Nu and the Type 4 Chi-To. It has the armour of the former, but the gun of the latter. Thus, while presenting itself as a more vulnerable body with only around 50 mm of armour, it has slightly better mobility than the Chi-To, a smaller profile, yet carries the same gun. Like the Chi-To, the Chi-Nu II should be played in a sniper-like format from a distance rather than up-close to the enemy and fighting them in close-quarters.
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=== Mobility ===
 
=== Mobility ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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{{tankMobility|abMinHp= 372|rbMinHp= 212}}
! colspan="3" | Mobility characteristic
 
|-
 
! Weight (tons)
 
! colspan="1" | Add-on Armor<br>weight (tons)
 
! colspan="1" | Max speed (km/h)
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2" | 19.8 || colspan="1" rowspan="2" | N/A || colspan="1" | 43 (AB)
 
|-
 
|39 (RB/SB)
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Engine power (horsepower)
 
|-
 
! colspan="1" | Mode
 
!Stock
 
!Upgraded
 
|-
 
|''Arcade''
 
|372
 
|458
 
|-
 
|''Realistic/Simulator''
 
|212
 
|240
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
 
|-
 
! colspan="1" | Mode
 
!Stock
 
!Upgraded
 
|-
 
|''Arcade''
 
|18.79
 
|23.13
 
|-
 
|''Realistic/Simulator''
 
|10.71
 
|12.12
 
|-
 
|}
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Main armament ===
 
=== Main armament ===
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{{main|Type II Model II (75 mm)}}
 
{{main|Type II Model II (75 mm)}}
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
|-
 
! colspan="6" | [[Type II Model II (75 mm)|75 mm Type II Model II]]
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity
 
! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
 
! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
 
! rowspan="1" | Stabilizer
 
|-
 
| colspan="3" | 48 || -10°/+15° || ±180° || N/A
 
|-
 
! colspan="6" | Turret rotation speed (°/s)
 
|-
 
! style="width:4em" |Mode
 
! style="width:4em" |Stock
 
! style="width:4em" |Upgraded
 
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
 
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
 
! style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ''Arcade'' || 9.8 || 13.6 || __.__ || 29.2 || __.__
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! colspan="5" | [[Type II Model II (75 mm)|75 mm Type II Model II]] || colspan="5" | Turret rotation speed (°/s) || colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
 
|-
 
|-
| ''Realistic'' || 9.8 || 11.6 || __.__ || 15.5 || __.__
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! Mode !! Capacity !! Vertical !! Horizontal !! Stabilizer
 +
! Stock !! Upgraded !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
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! Stock !! Full !! Expert !! Aced
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" | Reloading rate (seconds)
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! ''Arcade''
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| rowspan="2" | 48 || rowspan="2" | -10°/+15° || rowspan="2" | ±180° || rowspan="2" | N/A || 15.71 || 21.74 || 26.40 || 29.20 || 31.06 || rowspan="2" | 10.00 || rowspan="2" | 8.84 || rowspan="2" | 8.15 || rowspan="2" | 7.69
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Stock
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! ''Realistic''
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Full crew
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| 9.82 || 11.55 || 14.03 || 15.51 || 16.50
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Expert qualif.
 
! colspan="1" style="width:4em" |Prior + Ace qualif.
 
|-
 
| 10.00 || __.__ || 8.2 || __.__
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
===== Ammunition =====
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==== Ammunition ====
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
 
! colspan="8" | Penetration statistics
 
|-
 
|-
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
! colspan="6" | '''Penetration''' '''''in mm''''' '''@ 90°'''
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! colspan="6" | '''Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)'''
 
|-
 
|-
! 10m
+
! 10 m !! 100 m !! 500 m !! 1,000 m !! 1,500 m !! 2,000 m
! 100m
 
! 500m
 
! 1000m
 
! 1500m
 
! 2000m
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Type 1 APHE || APHE || 137 || 133 || 120 || 102 || 89 || 78
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| Type 1 APHE || APHE || 149 || 146 || 133 || 118 || 105 || 93
 
|-
 
|-
| Type 4 Kou || APHE || 157 || 155 || 142 || 124 || 111 || 105
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| Type 4 Kou || APHE || 151 || 148 || 137 || 124 || 112 || 101
 
|-
 
|-
| Type 90 HE || HE || 8 || 8 || 8 || 8 || 8 || 8  
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| Type 90 HE || HE || 8 || 8 || 8 || 8 || 8 || 8
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
 
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center" width="100%"
! colspan="11" | Shell details
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! colspan="10" | Shell details
 
|-
 
|-
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
 
! rowspan="2" data-sort-type="text" | Ammunition
! rowspan="2" class="unsortable" | Type of <br /> warhead
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! rowspan="2" | Type of<br>warhead
! rowspan="2" |Velocity <br /> in m/s
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! rowspan="2" | Velocity<br>(m/s)
! rowspan="2" |Projectile<br />Mass in kg
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! rowspan="2" | Projectile<br>Mass (kg)
! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse delay''
+
! rowspan="2" | Fuse delay<br>(m)
''in m:''
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! rowspan="2" | Fuse sensitivity<br>(mm)
! rowspan="2" | ''Fuse sensitivity''
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! rowspan="2" | Explosive Mass<br>(TNT equivalent) (g)
''in mm:''
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! colspan="3" | Ricochet
! rowspan="2" | ''Explosive Mass in g<br /> (TNT equivalent):''
 
! rowspan="2" | ''Normalization At 30° <br> from horizontal:''
 
! colspan="3" | ''Ricochet:''
 
 
|-
 
|-
! 0%
+
! 0% !! 50% !! 100%
! 50%
 
! 100%
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Type 1 APHE || APHE || 865 || 6.6 || 1.3 || 15 || 67.84 || ° || 47° || 60° || 65°
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| Type 1 APHE || APHE || 865 || 6.56 || 1.3 || 15.0 || 67.84 || 47° || 60° || 65°
 
|-
 
|-
| Type 4 Kou || APHE || 865 || 6.8 || 1.3 || 15 || 80.64 || ° || 47° || 60° || 65°
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| Type 4 Kou || APHE || 865 || 6.75 || 1.2 || 14.0 || 80.64 || 47° || 60° || 65°
 
|-
 
|-
| Type 90 HE || HE || 830 || 6.2 || 0.1 || 0.1 || 490 || +0° || 79° || 80° || 81°
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| Type 90 HE || HE || 830 || 6.17 || 0.1 || 0.1 || 490 || 79° || 80° || 81°
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
===== [[Ammo racks|Ammo racks]] =====
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==== [[Ammo racks]] ====
 
'''Last updated: 1.77.2.68'''
 
'''Last updated: 1.77.2.68'''
[[File:Ammoracks_Chi-NuII.png|right|thumbnail|x250px|[[Ammo racks|Ammo racks]] of the Chi-Nu II.]]
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[[File:Ammoracks_Chi-NuII.png|right|thumb|x250px|[[Ammo racks]] of the {{PAGENAME}}]]
{| class="wikitable sortable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! class="wikitable unsortable" |Full<br /> ammo
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! Full<br>ammo
! class="wikitable unsortable" |1st<br /> rack empty
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! 1st<br>rack empty
! class="wikitable unsortable" |2nd<br /> rack empty
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! 2nd<br>rack empty
! class="wikitable unsortable" |3rd<br /> rack empty
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! 3rd<br>rack empty
! class="wikitable unsortable" |Visual<br /> discrepancy
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! Visual<br>discrepancy
 
|-
 
|-
|| '''48''' || 17&nbsp;''(+31)'' || 13&nbsp;''(+35)'' || 1&nbsp;''(+47)'' || style="text-align:left" | No  
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| '''48''' || 17&nbsp;''(+31)'' || 13&nbsp;''(+35)'' || 1&nbsp;''(+47)'' || No
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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=== Machine guns ===
 
=== Machine guns ===
<!--Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.-->
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<!-- ''Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.'' -->
{{main|Type 97 tank (7.7 mm)}}
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{{main|Type 97 (7.7 mm)}}
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="50%"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7" | [[Type 97 tank (7.7 mm)|7.7 mm Type 97]]
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! colspan="5" | [[Type 97 (7.7 mm)|7.7 mm Type 97]]
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7" | ''Pintle mount''
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! Mount !! Capacity (Belt) !! Fire rate !! Vertical !! Horizontal
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity (Belt capacity)
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| Pintle || 1,000 (20) || 498 || -10°/+70° || ±60°
! rowspan="1" | Fire rate <br> (shots/minute)
 
! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
 
! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
 
 
|-
 
|-
| colspan="4" | 1,000 (20) || 499 || -10°/+70° || ±60°
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| Hull || 3,000 (20) || 498 || -7°/+10° || ±19°
|-
 
|}
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
! colspan="7" | [[Browning (7.62 mm)|7.62 mm M1919A4]]
 
|-
 
! colspan="7" | ''Bow mount''
 
|-
 
! colspan="4" rowspan="1" style="width:5em" |Capacity (Belt capacity)
 
! rowspan="1" | Fire rate <br> (shots/minute)
 
! rowspan="1" | Vertical <br> guidance
 
! rowspan="1" | Horizontal <br> guidance
 
|-
 
| colspan="4" | 3,000 (20) || 499 || -7°/+10° || ±19°
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
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The Chi-Nu II can meet heavy tanks, but will most likely be the 76 mm [[KV-1 (L-11)|KV-1]] [[KV-1S|series]] [[KV-1 (ZiS-5)|tanks]], which the 75 mm can easily punch through the front armour. The Chi-Nu II can still meet the British [[Churchill Mk VII]], which is impervious to the high-penetrating 75 mm from the front, so beware if caught in a frontal engagement.
 
The Chi-Nu II can meet heavy tanks, but will most likely be the 76 mm [[KV-1 (L-11)|KV-1]] [[KV-1S|series]] [[KV-1 (ZiS-5)|tanks]], which the 75 mm can easily punch through the front armour. The Chi-Nu II can still meet the British [[Churchill Mk VII]], which is impervious to the high-penetrating 75 mm from the front, so beware if caught in a frontal engagement.
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===Modules===
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{| class="wikitable"
 +
!Tier
 +
! colspan="2" |Mobility
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!Protection
 +
! colspan="2" |Firepower
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|-
 +
|I
 +
|Tracks
 +
|
 +
|Parts
 +
|Horizontal Drive
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|II
 +
|Suspension
 +
|Brake System
 +
|FPE
 +
|Adjustment of Fire
 +
|Type 4 Kou
 +
|-
 +
|III
 +
|Filters
 +
|
 +
|Crew Replenishment
 +
|Elevation Mechanism
 +
|
 +
|-
 +
|IV
 +
|Transmission
 +
|Engine
 +
|
 +
|Artillery Support
 +
|
 +
|-
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! colspan="6" |This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase
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|-
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|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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== Media ==
 
== Media ==
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{{Youtube-gallery|aTqPFjW2K-o|'''The Shooting Range #177''' - ''Metal Beasts'' section at 00:32 discusses the Chi-Nu II.}}
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
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* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the vehicles;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the tank;''
 
* ''encyclopedia page on the tank;''
 
* ''other literature.''-->
 
* ''other literature.''-->
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* [[wt:en/news/4428-development-type-3-chi-nu-ii-crouching-tiger-en/|[Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> Type 3 Chi-Nu II - Crouching Tiger]]
 
* [[wt:en/news/4428-development-type-3-chi-nu-ii-crouching-tiger-en/|[Devblog<nowiki>]</nowiki> Type 3 Chi-Nu II - Crouching Tiger]]
 
* [[wt:en/news/4468-a-new-japanese-premium-tank-the-chi-nu-ii-is-now-available-for-purchase-en/|[News<nowiki>]</nowiki> A new Japanese premium tank, the Chi-Nu II is now available for purchase]]
 
* [[wt:en/news/4468-a-new-japanese-premium-tank-the-chi-nu-ii-is-now-available-for-purchase-en/|[News<nowiki>]</nowiki> A new Japanese premium tank, the Chi-Nu II is now available for purchase]]
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{{Japan medium tanks}}
 
{{Japan medium tanks}}
 
{{Japan premium ground vehicles}}
 
{{Japan premium ground vehicles}}
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Latest revision as of 19:23, 6 June 2020

RANK 6 SWEDEN
CV 90105 TML PACK
Chi-Nu II
jp_type_3_chi_nu_75cm_type_5.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.0/4.0/4.0BR
5 peopleCrew
88 %Visibility
front / side / backArmour
50 / 25 / 20Hull
50 / 25 / 25Turret
Mobility
20.0 tWeight
458 hp240 hpEngine power
23 hp/t12 hp/tPower-to-weight ratio
43 km/h forward
8 km/h back
38 km/h forward
7 km/h back
Speed
Armament
75 mm Type II Model II cannonMain weapon
48 roundsAmmunition
7.7 / 10.0 sReload
-10° / 15°Vertical guidance
1 000 roundsAmmunition
3.0 / 3.9 sReload
20 roundsBelt capacity
499 shots/minFire rate
3 000 roundsAmmunition
3.0 / 3.9 sReload
20 roundsBelt capacity
499 shots/minFire rate
Economy
1 600 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png3 740/3 920/2 920Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
200 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
470 Ge icon.pngAces
148 × 2 Talisman.png % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
140 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png100 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png40 × 2 Talisman.png % Sl icon.png
This page is about the medium tank Chi-Nu II. For the regular version, see Chi-Nu.

Description

GarageImage Chi-NuII.jpg


The Chi-Nu II is a premium rank III Japanese medium tank with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced with the initial Japanese Ground Forces tree in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai", but was released once all the rank III Japanese tanks were available to the public in the Closed Beta Test. It costs 1,600 Golden Eagles. The Chi-Nu II is essentially the Chi-Nu body with the turret from the Chi-To, giving the tank access to the high-power Type II Model II 75 mm.

The Chi-Nu II is a combination between two vehicle, the Type 3 Chi-Nu and the Type 4 Chi-To. It has the armour of the former, but the gun of the latter. Thus, while presenting itself as a more vulnerable body with only around 50 mm of armour, it has slightly better mobility than the Chi-To, a smaller profile, yet carries the same gun. Like the Chi-To, the Chi-Nu II should be played in a sniper-like format from a distance rather than up-close to the enemy and fighting them in close-quarters.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 50 mm (15°) Front plate
12 mm (76°) Front glacis
50 mm (20°) Joint plate
8.5 mm (65°) Lower glacis
20 mm (15-30°) Top
25 mm Bottom
20 mm (0-20°) Top
8.5 mm (63°) Bottom
12 mm
Turret 50 mm (16°) Turret front
50 mm (10°) Gun mantlet
25 mm (9-10°) 25 mm 12 mm
Armour Sides Roof
Cupola 50 mm 12 mm

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels are 15 mm thick while tracks are 20 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 43 8 20 372 458 18.6 22.9
Realistic 38 7 212 240 10.6 12

Armaments

Main armament

75 mm Type II Model II Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 48 -10°/+15° ±180° N/A 15.71 21.74 26.40 29.20 31.06 10.00 8.84 8.15 7.69
Realistic 9.82 11.55 14.03 15.51 16.50

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 1 APHE APHE 149 146 133 118 105 93
Type 4 Kou APHE 151 148 137 124 112 101
Type 90 HE HE 8 8 8 8 8 8
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 1 APHE APHE 865 6.56 1.3 15.0 67.84 47° 60° 65°
Type 4 Kou APHE 865 6.75 1.2 14.0 80.64 47° 60° 65°
Type 90 HE HE 830 6.17 0.1 0.1 490 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Last updated: 1.77.2.68

Ammo racks of the Chi-Nu II
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
48 17 (+31) 13 (+35) (+47) No

Turret empty: 17 (+31)

Machine guns

Main article: Type 97 (7.7 mm)
7.7 mm Type 97
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
Pintle 1,000 (20) 498 -10°/+70° ±60°
Hull 3,000 (20) 498 -7°/+10° ±19°

Usage in battles

Against the medium tanks, its simply getting the first shot off first as the 75 mm Type 5 cannon on the Chi-Nu could penetrate most through the front hull armour, with some levels of difficulty on the turret. Of course, for maximizing the Chi-Nu's own survival, attack from the sides and make sure the enemy is unaware of the Chi-Nu's presence.

The Chi-Nu II can meet heavy tanks, but will most likely be the 76 mm KV-1 series tanks, which the 75 mm can easily punch through the front armour. The Chi-Nu II can still meet the British Churchill Mk VII, which is impervious to the high-penetrating 75 mm from the front, so beware if caught in a frontal engagement.

Modules

Tier Mobility Protection Firepower
I Tracks Parts Horizontal Drive
II Suspension Brake System FPE Adjustment of Fire Type 4 Kou
III Filters Crew Replenishment Elevation Mechanism
IV Transmission Engine Artillery Support
This is a premium vehicle: all modifications are unlocked on purchase

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful 75 mm cannon rivaling the T-34-85, good penetration and very low shell drop-off
  • Decent gun depression of -10°
  • Good handling, same as Chi-Nu
  • Fast and mobile
  • Narrow chassis allows access through areas inaccessible by wider tanks

Cons:

  • Chi-Nu's 50 mm armour is vulnerable to most incoming fire
  • Most part of armour is only lightly sloped, even the turret
  • Reload rate quite slow
  • Angling front armour can expose weaker 35 mm side armour

History

Development

The lackluster performance of Japanese tanks in World War II called for the development of newer medium tanks in the Imperial Japanese Army. The standard tank of the time was the Type 97 Chi-Ha, which has its chassis used in many expedient models to provide a bigger gun for the Japanese inventory such as the Chi-Ha Kai, Type 1 Chi-He, Type 2 Ho-I, and Type 3 Chi-Nu. Two new sophisticated tanks were also in development, the Type 4 Chi-To and the Type 5 Chi-Ri, both fielding the powerful Type 5 75 mm gun. However, these two tanks still needed time to iron out some design bugs, time that the Japanese did not have while being stared down by the Allied powers. To get the Type 5 gun out to their forces as fast as possible, designers sought a way to get the gun onto a vehicle as fast as possible. The solution laid on the Type 3 Chi-Nu, regarded as one of Japan's best tank since its production start date in 1943.[1]

The Chi-To's prototype models had larger turrets that were different from the main production model. Instead of wasting these turrets, the Japanese decided to use them on the Chi-Nu body. In March 1945, a Chi-To prototype turret was attached onto Chi-Nu chassis #37. This upgraded Chi-Nu, along the line of the Chi-Ha's upgrade, was informally labeled the Chi-Nu Kai. The design was tested on the Irago Firing Grounds on March 19th and proved itself very satisfactory in combat roles. The final design was to equip the Chi-Nu with production model Chi-To turret to increase production levels and it was to help improve Japan's armoured forces to stand up against the Allies' might. This Chi-Nu with the production Chi-To turret was known as Chi-Nu II.[1]

War's end

Like most of the Japanese late-war tanks developed and retained in the home island for the "final defense", the modified Chi-Nu and its counterparts never saw battle against Allied armour. Japan surrendered in September 1945, effectively ending World War II. A few Chi-Nu IIs were made before the end, but they are most likely sent to the scrap yard along with most of the other Japanese equipment with their demilitarization.[1]

Media

The Shooting Range #177 - Metal Beasts section at 00:32 discusses the Chi-Nu II.

See also

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External links


Japan medium tanks
Chassis Chi-Ha  Chi-Ha · Chi-Ha Kai · Chi-Ha Short Gun
Chassis Chi-He  Chi-He · Chi-He (5th Regiment) · 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

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

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sun, Eun Ae. [WT] Type3 Chi-Nu II SENSHA. Blogger.com, 15 Jan. 2017. Web. 24 Jan. 2017. Website