The Type 3 Ho-Ni III is a Rank II Japanese tank destroyer with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced along with the entire Japanese Ground Forces tree in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai". A self-propelled gun with the 75 mm familiar on the Chi-Nu, the Ho-Ni III is a very capable vehicle for its battle rating with its good punching 75 mm gun.
Survivability and armour
- Rolled homogeneous armour
|Hull|| 25 mm (12-31°) Front plate
17 mm (80-81°) Front glacis
15 mm (63°) Joint plate
15 mm (37-59°) Lower glacis
| 25 mm (40°) Top Left
20 mm (24-27°) Top Right
20 mm Bottom
| 17 mm (69°) Top
20 mm (4-58°) Bottom
|Superstructure|| 25 mm (15-16°) Front
25 mm (3-47°) Gun mantlet
|25 mm (24-26°)||25 mm (10-11°)||10 mm|
- Suspension wheels and tracks are both 15 mm thick.
- Driver's port on the front plate is 10 mm thick.
- An extra 10 mm of armour is plated on top of the bow machine gun area, left from the driver's position.
|Weight (tons)|| Add-on Armour
|Max speed (km/h)|
|Engine power (horsepower)|
|Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)|
|75 mm Type 3|
|Turret rotation speed (°/s)|
|Mode||Stock||Upgraded||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Reloading rate (seconds)|
|Stock||Prior + Full crew||Prior + Expert qualif.||Prior + Ace qualif.|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration in mm @ 90°|
|Type 1 APHE||APHE||102||100||91||81||72||64|
|Type 94 HE||HE||11||11||11||11||11||11|
|Ammunition|| Type of
Mass in kg
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass in g
| Normalization At 30°
|Type 1 APHE||APHE||668||6.56||1.3||15||67.84||-1°||47°||60°||65°|
|Type 94 HE||HE||522||6.02||0.1||0.1||810||+0°||79°||80°||81°|
Mass in kg
| Screen radius
| Screen time
| Screen hold time
| Explosive Mass in g|
|Type 90 Smoke||570||5.72||13||5||20||100|
|46||45 (+1)||41 (+5)||37 (+9)||24 (+22)||1 (+45)||no|
Turret empty: 37 (+9)
Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- Effective 75mm gun with APHE can penetrate all enemies at its rank
- Fully enclosed crew compartment = better protection from strafing airplanes
- Thin armour; close-quarters fighting is not advised
- No coaxial machine gun to use against airplanes or GAZ trucks.
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|Japan tank destroyers|
|Based on Chi-Ha||Ho-Ni I · Ho-Ni III · Ho-Ro · Chi-Ha LG|
|Based on Ho-Ki||Na-To|
|Ho-Ri||Ho-Ri Prototype · Ho-Ri Production|
|Post-war||Type 60 SPRG (C) · Type 60 ATM · Type 75 MLRS · Type 75 SPH · Type 16|