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Type 97 Chi-Ha
Chi-ha 1
Role Light tank
Operators Japan
No. of positions 3
Position 1 Driver
57mm gun
Position 2 7.7mm machine gun
Position 3 7.7mm machine gun
Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha
Chi-ha S
Role Light tank
Operators Japan
No. of positions 3
Position 1 Driver
47mm gun
Position 2 7.7mm machine gun
Position 3 7.7mm machine gun

Type 97 Chi-Ha is a Japanese medium tank.

DescriptionEdit

The Chi-Ha is one of the most common medium tank of the Japanese Imperial Army, and it is second only to Type 95 Ha-Go in numbers produced.

Early versions of Chi-Ha are armed with a 57mm Type 97 tank gun, whereas the later ones, known as Shinhoto Chi-Ha, are upgunned to a 47mm Type 1 tank gun with better anti-tank firepower. Both versions are also armed with two Type 97 7.7mm machine guns: one mounted at the front in the hull, and one at the rear of the turret.

Despite its designation as a medium tank, the Chi-Ha's firepower and armour are comparable to light tanks of other nations' armies. Like other Japanese Tanks, it lacks a coaxial machine gun. So in Battlegroup42 the main gun has been given shells with bigger splash damage, making up this shortcoming against enemy infantry.

The Type 97 has a Chi-Ha has a tank destroyer variant in the form of Type 1 Ho-Ni I self-propelled gun. Furthermore a small number of Shinhoto Chi-Ha tanks are refitted with 120mm naval gun. These are known as the Chi-Ha 120mm SP.

TriviaEdit

Both versions of Chi-Ha are modified from the original Battlefield 1942's counterpart.

Gallery Edit

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