Type 94

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Isuzu Type 94
jp_type_94.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
1.3/1.3/1.3BR
SPAAClass
3 peopleCrew
Mobility
5.3 tWeight
4 forward
1 back
Gear box
Armament
20 mm Type 98 cannonWeapon 1
400 roundsAmmunition
20 roundsBelt capacity
300 shots/minFire rate
-9° / 82°Vertical guidance
Economy
2 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
700 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png140 / 181/120 / 155/110 / 142Repair
200 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
20 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle

Description

GarageImage Type 94.jpg


The Isuzu Type 94 is a Rank I Japanese self-propelled anti-aircraft vehicle with a battle rating of 1.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.65 "Way of the Samurai" along with the rest of the Japanese Ground Forces Tree.

As with any truck AA, this vehicle is fragile and should not be taken near the frontline, even though it is potent as a frontline automatic antitank gun.

As a truck chassis, with only 3 crew members, this vehicle has no survivability. Only one thing may save this truck in some situations: cabin's back is 15 mm thick, this can block MG fire. The vehicle has six wheels and a good HP ratio, very fast on road but bad off road; overall with a good reverse speed. Overall, the Type 94 is a gun platform. With 20 bullets, 45 mm of max penetration, a good traverse speed and reload rate, this gun will shred planes and light targets alike. Plus, the same gun is mounted on the two next Japanese SPAAs, offering a good introduction to this main weapon.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armour type:

  • Structural steel
  • Wood
Armour Front Sides Rear Roof
Driver's cabin 1 mm 15 mm 15 + 5 mm N/A
Truck bed N/A N/A N/A 15 mm

Notes:

  • Wheels provide 2 mm thickness each.
  • Gunner is extremely exposed, with the only meaningful armour being below the crew member.

Mobility

Mobility characteristic
Weight (tons) Add-on Armor
weight (tons)
Max speed (km/h)
5.3 N/A 65 (AB)
60 (RB/SB)
Engine power (horsepower)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 99 122
Realistic/Simulator 62 70
Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Mode Stock Upgraded
Arcade 18.68 23.02
Realistic/Simulator 11.70 13.21

Armaments

Main article: Type 98 (20 mm)
20 mm Type 98
Capacity (Belt capacity) Fire rate
(shots/minute)
Vertical
guidance
Horizontal
guidance
Stabilizer
400 (20) 300 -9°/+82° ±180° N/A
Turret rotation speed (°/s)
Mode Stock Upgraded Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
Arcade 20.8 28.8 35.0 57.3 __.__
Realistic 20.8 24.5 29.8 32.9 35.0
Reloading rate (seconds)
Stock Prior + Full crew Prior + Expert qualif. Prior + Ace qualif.
3.9 3.4 3.2 __.__

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration in mm @ 90°
10m 100m 500m 1000m 1500m 2000m
Type 100 HE-T HEFI-T 2 2 2 2 2 2
Type 100 AP-T API-T 46 45 33 23 15 11
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
in m/s
Projectile
Mass in kg
Fuse delay

in m:

Fuse sensitivity

in mm:

Explosive Mass in g
(TNT equivalent):
Normalization At 30°
from horizontal:
Ricochet:
0% 50% 100%
Type 100 HE-T HEFI-T 829 0.13 0.3 0.1 6 +0° 79° 80° 81°
Type 100 AP-T API-T 829 0.16 N/A N/A N/A 47° 60° 65°

Ammo racks

Ammo racks of the Type 94.
Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
20 20 Yes

Usage in the battles

AA role:

Shooting at aircraft, you can make use of it's maneuverability to evade enemy bombs or bullets. This is not a spectacular AA since it's fire density is not so great, requiring every shot to be pinpoint on target to hit. Bring 5-6 full HE belts to take this role in case there is planes coming your way. Any good SPAA tactic works fine with the Type 94.

Light brawler:

Any aggressive player will be able to take this truck into a close quarter fight, even if it's not its recommended usage. Its fast speed and gun turning rate allows for intense action and multi-target engagement. In close quarter engagement, come in a reverse position in order to have the best gun arc and always anticipate an escape route. At this BR, 45 mm of penetration is more than enough to incapacitate most enemy tanks. But beware of its limited ammo count and always engage your target with a fully loaded magazine. It is recommended to spray the gunner first and then taking your time to snipe every other crew member. Whenever an artillery strike is coming your way, be it friendly or enemy, do not stand there for too long since a single shell can wreck this truck. One last warning: never engage heavy targets, instead: flee.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Rapid fire 20 mm cannon on truck bed
  • 360° gun rotation and fast turret traverse
  • Reasonably good penetration can be achieved with the 20mm's AP-T shells (45 mm)
  • Truck platform gives good movement on road
  • Non HE shells will have hard time killing this, as the lack of armor, walls and components make it hard to actually hit anything that will sprawl and cause damage, meaning direct hits to the crew are necessary in order to take it out.
  • Cabin's back is 15 mm thick, which can block MG fire (if shot from the front, only the driver will die)
  • Very light: easy to tow
  • Good ammo capacity
  • Fast reload speed
  • -9° of gun depression and 82° of elevation

Cons:

  • 20 mm rate of fire is low
  • Kamikaze airplanes can kill this vehicle very easily
  • Absolutely zero armor makes other vehicles able to destroy it by just spraying it with regular machine gun fire and killing the crewmen.
  • Can be killed by tank ramming
  • Commander is standing near the gunner, which makes it very exposed to MG fire
  • Can't shoot directly forward, needs to face ground targets side on

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Media

Skins and camouflages for the Type-94 from live.warthunder.com.

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Japan anti-aircraft vehicles
Isuzu Type 94 · Ta-Se · So-Ki · Twin 40 mm Self-Propelled Gun M42 Duster · Twin 35 mm Self-Propelled Gun Type 87