Type 1 Ho-Ki

Japan (1941-1945) Armored Carrier – Around 200 Built (Estimated) The Type 1 Ho-Ki Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) was developed by the Imperial Japanese Army between 1941 and 1942, although it saw mass production later on, in 1944. This vehicle was designed by Hino Heavy Industries along with the Type 1 Ho-Ha half-track, with the purpose…

Type 1 Ho-Ha

Empire of Japan (1941-1945) Armored Carrier – 150-300 Built The Type 1 Ho-Ha half-track was an armored personnel transport designed and introduced by the Imperial Japanese Army in 1941 and finally put into production in 1944. Its main purpose was to help the modernization of the Imperial Japanese Army by increasing the number of mechanized…

Type 97 Shi-Ki

Empire of Japan (1939-1945) Command Tank – Unknown Number Built The Type 97 Chi-Ha was Imperial Japan’s most produced and most used medium tank and, as such, many variants were based on its chassis. The Shi-Ki Command tank (コマンドタンクシキ, Komandotankushiki) was one such derivative. A Shi-Ki command tank amidst a company of Chi-Ha tanks. Photo:…