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Content_WG #1 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 02:17

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Read all about the Type 95 Ha-Go from the Japanese tank line.

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PredalienPlush #2 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 02:22

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You're never going to beat Jsnazz, stop trying.

Clanky44 #3 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 02:23

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Can't wait to get my hands on this Japanese tank!  ... or for that matter, the entire line.

Deadman921 #4 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 02:27

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The poor Ha-Go used to take quite a beating in my Advanced Squad Leader days.  Everything the Americans hit them with seemed to knock them out :)

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Another attempt to justify the hypothetical, shrouded in mystery Japanese tank line.

DeathbyLOLTRAKTOR #6 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 02:37

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nice post - it seems to be a very underpowered vehicle - with only 30-45 km/h speed and a meagre 16 hp/ton power to weight ratio (for a light tank)… including the dismal 25mm pen (real tank) and almost useless armor - its difficult to see how this will preform, as it has less penetration than an L.traktor and the armor is about as effective - besides that it isn't very fast. if this is the path of the japanese light tanks, then their play style will be very interesting indeed.

The info on the real ones is great, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who would pay for a premium Type 2 Ka-Mi - that would be epic… think of the spaced armor!

MisterPatriot #7 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 02:38

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My daughter!

nhd777 #8 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 03:04

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Question, what is the third crew members job? I see commander and driver, what will the hull machine gunner count as? Gunner? Radio man?

Sparkykun #9 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 03:08

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View PostMisterPatriot, on Dec 06 2013 - 02:38, said:

My daughter!
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Type 95 Ha-Go is claimed by Daigensui, the "mother of Japanese tanks". Daigensui is also a woman.
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http://worldoftanks....6362-Daigensui/
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http://ftr.wot-news....anks-daigensui/

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6thGuardArmy #10 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 07:32

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I thought the Chi-Ha was the most used Japanese tank during WW2?

KaiserWilhelmShatner #11 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 07:37

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Is this the same Ha-Go that US tank crews thought that their rounds werent hitting but in reality as they were firing AP rounds and the armor is so thin that the rounds were going straight thru without penetrating Ha-Go?

Top_Gear_UK #12 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 09:03

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The suspension was also modified to handle running through high grass and a certain crop the Chinese grew that would jam up the running gear. Perhaps adding something like what we see with the grousers on German tanks would be a way to add this real life modification to the tank.

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The Ha-Go has been a tank that has impressed me a lot.  Most tanks during the WWII-era had a very short lifespan, some lasting only a year, before they were replaced by bigger and/or better armored vehicles.  The Ha-Go not only was made pre-war, but was used effectively up into the mid-war stages before it's aged design really started to become a liability.  By the time the US counterattack against the Japanese was in full-swing, the Ha-Go was an old man of a tank that was still being pressed into service long past the day it should have been retired and replaced.

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This might be a hint of the Christmas gift WoT will give the players.

vbluguitar #15 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 16:00

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GRAMMAR CHECK - Line one of the article - its "KICK BUTT", not "KICK BUT".  Hope that helps.

MisterPatriot #16 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 18:19

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View PostSparkykun, on Dec 06 2013 - 03:08, said:

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Type 95 Ha-Go is claimed by Daigensui, the "mother of Japanese tanks". Daigensui is also a woman.
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http://worldoftanks....6362-Daigensui/
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http://ftr.wot-news....anks-daigensui/
Sorry, it's actually my daughter.

Base_Eats #17 Posted Dec 06 2013 - 20:50

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So there is a picture of an amphibious tank but its not on the tech tree is this a hint of a further game experience....

MrX4353 #18 Posted Dec 07 2013 - 04:44

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Type 2 Ka-Mi looks cool, sort of like a mini Stryker APC in a way.

Dogsoldier6 #19 Posted Dec 10 2013 - 23:33

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Just as an aside Chieftan I would recommend you look up the Battle of Engineer Hill in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. Basically they were not abandoned before the counterattack by the US.

You may find it an interesting read/research project.

ApathyCurve #20 Posted Dec 11 2013 - 20:02

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I've seen one of these up close and they're even smaller than the photos make them look.  There's a hulk at the Nimitz museum in Fredericksburg, Texas.  Photo of it:

http://s335.photobuc...ia/030.jpg.html


That photo was taken with my phone held at chest height.  I'm 5'11.  At 190 pounds, there is absolutely no way I'd fit in that thing... well, barring some serious yoga contortions.  I mean it's really, really small.  Like about VW Beetle size.  There was a pristine M3 Stuart around the corner from it that looked like a giant by comparsion.

Stuart photo:

http://s335.photobuc...ia/034.jpg.html


The Japanese of that era were very small in stature, due to diet and other factors.  Their rifles, uniforms, etc., in the museum displays all looked like 3/4 scale models next to the American equivalents.  The same was true of their tanks.  A single shot from a Sherman would have ripped a Ha-Go in half.  Judging from the gaping holes in that hulk, one nearly did so.