Type 5 Ke-Ho

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Type 5 Ke-Ho
Type 5 Ke-Ho
General
Type: Light Tank
Owner: Japan
Year: 1942
Specifications
Length: 4.83 m
Width: 2.23 m
Height: 2.23 m
Weight: 10 t
Armour: 20 mm
Speed: 50 km/h
Armament
Primary Weapon: 47 mm Type 1
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History
With the failure of the Type 98 Ke-Ni to fully replace the aging Type 95 Ha-Go work started in 1942 on a completely new light tank design to counter the growing allied threat. At the time there was more interest in developing new medium tanks, the navy also had priority for steel so the project was put on hold. By 1945 the Ha-Go was now gravely obsolete and suffering heavy losses, with no available replacement production of the Ke-Ho was finally authorized. With japans industrial infrastructure destroyed and severe shortages of materials it was impossible to start mass production though. It is believed that a single prototype was completed before the end of the war but no photographic evidence has been found (see note).


Note

Some websites show photos of a alleged Type 5 Ke-Ho prototype, it is however a post-war vehicle modified to look like a Type 97 Chi-Ha for use as a movie prop.


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Buildable Yes
Bonus Crate Yes Yes Yes
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Defenses
Anti-Tank: Type 1 47mm, Type 90 75mm, Type 5 105mm, M40 106mm
Anti-Aircraft: Type 96 25mm, Type 99 88mm, Type 5 150mm, Bofors 40mm L/70
Artillery: Type 91 105mm, Type 96 150mm, Type 4 40cm, M1A1 155mm
Ground Vehicles
Construction/Supply: Type 4 Chi-So, Isuzu Type 97, Nissan Type 180, Toyota Su-Ki
Transport: Isuzu Type 94, Type 95 Kurogane, Type 98 So-Da, Type 1 Ho-Ha, Type 1 Ho-Ki, Type SU 60
Armoured Car: Type 92 Osaka, Toyota J40
Tankette: Type 92, Type 94 TK, Type 97 Te-Ke
Light Tank: Ko-Gata, Otsu-Gata, Type 95 Ha-Go, Type 3 Ke-Ri, Type 4 Ke-Nu, Type 98 Ke-Ni, Type 98B Ke-Ni Otsu, Type 98 Ke-Ni Kai, Type 2 Ke-To, Type 5 Ke-Ho
Medium Tank: Type 89 I-Go, Type 97 Chi-Ni, Type 97 Chi-Ha, Type 98 Chi-Ho, Type 97 Chi-Ha "Shinhoto", Type 1 Chi-He, Type 3 Chi-Nu, Type 3 Chi-Nu Kai, Type 4 Chi-To (Prototype), Type 4 Chi-To, Type 5 Chi-Ri (Plan 1), Type 5 Chi-Ri, Type 5 Chi-Ri (TRI), Type 5 Chi-Ri (MHI), Type 5 Chi-Ri II, STA-1, STA-2, STA-3, Type 61, STB-1
Heavy Tank: Type 91, Type 95, Shisei 100t, Type 100 O-I, Type 120 O-I, Type 2604, Type 4 Tiger
Anti-Aircraft: Type 94 20mm AA, Type 98 Ta-Se, Type 98 Ta-Se II, M42 Duster
Tank Destroyer: Type 1 Ho-Ni I, Type 3 Ho-Ni III, Type 5 Ho-Ru, Type 5 Ho-Ri (Concept), Type 5 Ho-Ri, Type 5 Ho-Ri II, Type 5 Chi-Ri II TD, Type 5 Na-To, Type 5 Ka-To, Type 60
Support: Type 2 Ho-I, Type 5 Ku-Se, 120mm Short, 120mm Long
Artillery: Jiro-Sha, Type 100 Te-Re, Type 1 Ho-Ni II, Type 4 Ho-To, Type 4 Ho-Ro, Type 4 Ha-To, Type 5 Ho-Chi, Type SY 56, Type SX 60, Type 67
Flame/Chem Tank: Type 94 Ko-Go
Repair Vehicle: Se-Ri
Amphibious: Type 92 A-I-Go, SR I-Go, SR Ro-Go, Type 2 Ka-Mi, Type 3 Ka-Chi, Type 4 Ka-Tsu, Type 5 To-Ku
Other: Type 97 Ka-Ha, Type 97 Shi-Ki
Aircraft
Fighter: Ki-27, A6M2 Zero, A6M5 Zero, Ki-43 Hayabusa, Ki-61 Hien, Ki-84 Hayate, Ki-100, J7W1 Shinden, J7W2 Shinden-Kai, Ki-201 Karyu, Katsuodori, F-86 Kyokukō
Ground Attack: Ki-32, Ki-51, Ki-98, Ki-102, Ki-115 Tsurugi, Kikka, T-1 Hatsutaka
Bomber: Ki-21, Ki-48 Sokei, Ki-49 Donryu, Ki-67 Hiryu, R2Y1 Keiun, R2Y2 Keiun-Kai, G10N1 Fugaku, Kawasaki P-2J
Transport: Ki-57, G4M, Ki-105 Otori
Other: Fu-Go, MXY7 Ohka
Naval
Cruiser/Battleship: Yamato
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