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Rank VI Israel | Premium | Golden Eagles
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Na-To
AB RB SB
3.3 3.3 3.3
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Description

The Type 5 Na-To (試製七糎半対戦車自走砲「ナト」) is a rank III Japanese tank destroyer with a battle rating of 3.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced along with the initial Japanese Ground Forces tree in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai".

The Type 5 Na-To is a rather traditional tank destroyer of a simple vehicle chassis with a gun pasted on top. It is highly vulnerable to many battlefield weapons due to its weak overall armour, but if it can get the jump on an enemy, it can wreck havoc. Thus, one should not play the Na-To as a front-line weapon but as a sniper far back behind the front lines. This will ensure the Na-To will not become a priority target and also to maximize the gun's long-range capacity to take out targets. Watch frequently traveled roads and choke points for enemy, then blast them away before retreating to reload in case they are still active after the first shot.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Hull12 / 12 / 4
Turret12 / 0 / 0
Crew6 people
Visibility88 %

Armour type:

  • Rolled homogeneous armour
  • Cast homogeneous armour (Gun mount)
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Hull 12 mm (25°) Front
12 mm (52°) Bottom
8 mm (83°) Engine deck
12 mm (6°) Driver's plate
12 mm 4 mm (1°) Top
8.5 mm (46°) Bottom
8 mm
Gun mount 12 mm (21°) Gun mount
30 mm (6-73°) Gun mantlet
12 mm (26°) N/A N/A

Notes:

  • Suspension wheels and tracks are both 15 mm thick.
  • Belly armour is 8.5 mm thick.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB44 / 9 km/h
RB and SB40 / 9 km/h
Number of gears8 forward
2 back
Weight13.7 t
Engine power
AB315 hp
RB and SB165 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB23.0 hp/t
RB and SB12.0 hp/t
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 9 13.7 234 315 17.08 22.99
Realistic 40 9 146 165 10.66 12.04

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB1 210 → 1 496 Sl icon.png
RB1 530 → 1 892 Sl icon.png
SB1 840 → 2 276 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications24 900 Rp icon.png
59 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 100 Ge icon.png
Crew training32 000 Sl icon.png
Experts110 000 Sl icon.png
Aces400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces320 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
60 / 110 / 160 % Sl icon.png
142 / 142 / 142 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 000 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 500 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
4 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
9 500 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 000 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement jp.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
1 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
4 000 Sl icon.png
120 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
75mm_type4_APCR_ammo_pack
Research:
1 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
2 600 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
2 100 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 000 Sl icon.png
150 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Main armament

75 mm Lightweight Type I Model II cannon
Ammunition40 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
7.6 → 5.9 s
Vertical guidance-8° / 19°
Horizontal guidance-20° / 20°
75 mm Lightweight Type I Model II Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 40 -8°/+19° ±20° N/A 5.28 7.31 8.88 9.82 10.45 7.67 6.79 6.25 5.90
Realistic 3.57 4.20 5.10 5.64 6.00

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 140 137 125 111 99 88
Type 4 APCR APCR 177 175 151 127 108 91
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 830 6.56 1.3 15 84.8 47° 60° 65°
Type 4 APCR APCR 930 4.15 N/A N/A N/A 66° 70° 72°
Type 90 HE HE 830 6.17 0 0.1 490 79° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Na-To
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
40 21 (+19) (+39) No

Note:

  • Left side empty: 21 (+19) shells.

Usage in battles

With the Lightweight Type I Model II tank gun, the Na-To presents a lethal gun that can penetrate all the the tanks at its 3.3 BR range. Assuming it is not upped by another vehicle in the line-up with a higher BR, the worst heavy tank the Na-To could face are the Soviet KV-1S and British Churchill Mk III, both with front armour easily penetrable by the Na-To's 75 mm gun at standard ranges without taking angling into consideration. However, the thin armour of the Na-To does mean that any tank it faces could defeat the Na-To, so always get the first shot off at the enemy.

Playing the Na-To as a sniper support from a long distance from the front-line will provide the Na-To increased survivability and also potentially more targets to aim at than with its limited traverse arc up close. If long range is not possible, keep the Na-To stationed at a cover's corner watching an enemy's frequented area. As soon as one shows up, blast away before retreating to cover.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High penetrating 75 mm cannon can pretty much destroy any vehicle in its BR range.
  • Gun can traverse a rather wide angle to the side.
  • Six-man crew can provide some degree of crew loss before a crew knockout occurs.
  • Rear ammo racks can lessen the chance of front penetrations detonating it.
  • Excellent reloading speed for a gun of such high penetration and damage.
  • The armour is sometimes too thin for APHE fuses to go off, causing little to no damage inside the vehicle.

Cons:

  • Large vehicle, large target.
  • Paper-thin armour of overall 12 mm.
  • Front engine an easy target that will immobilize vehicle if hit.
  • Open-top crew compartment exposes crew to artillery and airstrikes.
  • All the crew are rather lined up, leading to shells able to knock out 2-4 crew members at a time.
  • Two prominent ammo racks on the rear sides of the cabin, easy targets to ammo-rack kill.

History

The Type 5 Na-to was a tank destroyer based on the Type 4 Chi-So armored medium tracked carrier developed in 1945. It used a 75 mm tank gun, known as the Type I 75 mm. This was a lighter version of the Type II 75 mm tank gun used by the Chi-To and Chi-Ri.

The Na-To had two prototypes, known simply as the Na-To I and Na-To II. The Na-To I used a variant of the Type I 75 mm gun known as the "Type 1 75 mm Model I". The Na-To II used the Type I 75 mm Model II.

Following trials, the Na-To II was selected over the Na-To I to be mass-produced. An order was placed for 200 vehicles to be made, but by the end of the war only 70 of them were started, with none reaching completion.

Media

Skins

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Japan tank destroyers
Type 95 Derivative  Ro-Go Exp.
Chi-Ha Derivatives  Ho-Ni I · Ho-Ni III · Ho-Ro · Chi-Ha LG
Ho-Ri  Ho-Ri Prototype · Ho-Ri Production
ATGM  Type 60 ATM
Rockets  Type 75 MLRS
Other  Na-To · Type 60 SPRG (C) · Type 75 SPH
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