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Type 4

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    type 4

    Japanese did not produce so many heavy armored

    Machines - in part because they did not find them too

    necessary, based on the experience of their actions in China and

    Manchuria, and partly due to the weakness of its industry.

    Type 4 was a self-propelled howitzer, use the base medium

    Tank Type 97. Howitzer itself, developed in 1905, was

    retired in 1942, but still continued to

    Used in self-propelled version. Type 4 was poorly armored,

    Cannon had a low rate - mainly because

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    separate loading mechanism. The Japanese were not

    these machines are able to produce in large quantities and

    deploy install two, mainly to defend the island.

    These self-propelled guns was not enough to counter

    American artillery in the fighting in the Pacific during

    WWII.

    Production:

    Crew:

    Japan

    4-5

    weight:

    13,3 ton

    Dimensions:

    length 5.54 m, width 2.29 m, height 1.55 m (to the top of the shield)

    Range:

    250 km

    Armor:

    25mm

    Armament:

    150 mm howitzer Type 38

    Engine

    :

    diesel engine V-12 170 hp. with.

    Ride quality:

    Max road speed: 38 km / h; fording 1 m;

    Fording wall to 0,812 m trench 2 m

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