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Ko-Gata Sensha - Japanese tank

Discussion in 'Japanese Military vehicles used during WWII' started by vetwarner, Nov 30, 2007.

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    This is one of the two models of tanks that where being used by the japanese during world war 2.

    It was actually a french lite tank called the Renault FT-17, which the japanese started bringing in to their country after the first world war. At the time of arming up the countries tank forces with these, the Japanese wanted to establish both a Light and a Heavy armored tank batallion, but no other european country would sell the japanese any of there new heavy tanks, so the only available option was to go with this french model and its successor, which was the Renault NC-1, or as the Japanese called it, Otsu-Gata Sensha.

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    Ko-Gata Sensha

    This tank was initially introduced by France but used by japanese in WW2. The operational range was about 65 km with the running speed 17km/h. And its fuel tanker has a capacity of storing 95l of fuel at a time.

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    Ko-Gata Sensha tank occupy a small space than other heavy tank so that it could be prefer for doing all operations if they have a small field area.
     
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