Type 74G

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Type 74G
Type 74G
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This page is about the Japanese premium tank Type 74G. For the regular version, see Type 74.


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The Type 74 mod G/Kai is a bundle rank VI Japanese medium tank with a battle rating of 9.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.87 "Locked On".

General info

Survivability and armour

The armour on the Type 74 is nothing special. You should never rely on it saving you and it is better to not get hit in the first place.

Do note that it can save you for the first few seconds if an IFV is firing at you so you might be able to get a shot off on it.

The survivability is also nothing unusual.

While you will often be oneshotted, the primary use of APFSDS at 8.7 can sometimes save your tank as the shrapnel doesn't spread out that much.

The same can be said for most tanks at your BR though.


Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 60 19 38.5 1116 1374 28.99 35.69
Realistic 54 17 637 720 16.55 18.7

Your mobility is pretty decent and comparable to the OF-40 Mk 2 or Leopard A1A1 but slightly slower. The Type 74G has a reverse speed of only -14 km/h against -25 km/h for the previously mentioned tanks.

Be careful though, while you can outspeed Russian, British and most American medium tanks, don't expect to be faster than a BMP, TAM, Bradley or the faster premiums like OF-40 MTCA or AMX-30 Super.


Main armament

The gun is identical to the tech tree version of the Type 74, a L7A3 105mm cannon.

You get a stabilizer too, but the gun depression is relatively poor so you cannot fight from ridgelines as effectively and have to show much more of your tank to get a shot at your target.

Your reload is a bit slower than comparable guns like on the Leopard A1A1, OF 40 or AMX 30 Super, but to compensate for that you get the Type 93 shell.

This APFSDS shell is the strongest KE shell at 8.7, outperforming even the mighty L44 with its DM13 and can penetrate every enemy you can face with ease from the front..

Additional armament

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Machine guns

The tank has 2 machine guns.

  • 1 coaxial 7.62 mm M1919
  • 1 commander's turret mounted M2HB .50 cal AA gun

The coax is relatively useless with its very weak ammunition, but the .50 will allow you to engage some helicopters and damage IFVs or SPAA.

It is also great to blind the enemy when firing at his gun sight, and can work as a ranging gun in RB.

Usage in battles

Your playstyle is very similar to other western 8.7 MBTs.

You use your mobility, flank, shoot and scoot, and do not take shots.

Pros and cons


  • Decent mobility, enough to be competitive and reach most of your favourite positions
  • Very good APFSDS shell (Type 93) - one of the best in its rank
  • Good lineup with Type 89, Type 87 and regular Type 74
  • Some armour to stop autocannons from IFVs and MBTs, such as the BMP-2, XM803, MBT-70 and the French tanks with 20 mm coax guns


  • Slower than for example Leopard A1A1 or OF-40, and quite a bit slower than AMX-30 Super and OF-40 MTCA
  • Worse turret rotation than other western MBTs, but still better than Russians
  • Mediocre reverse speed at only 14 kph compared to the mentioned competitors
  • Generally a little bit more sluggish in the steering than the other Nations MBTs


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See also

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External links

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

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