STA-1

japan mediumTank VIII STA-1

Characteristics

Protection

28%
28%

Firepower

45%
45%

Shot Effectiveness

58%
58%

Maneuverability

48%
48%

Vehicle Details

Weight (t) 33.66
Hit Points 1350
Engine Power (hp) 500
Speed Limit (km/h) 45
Standard Shell Penetration (mm) 132 - 178
Standard Shell Damage 169 - 281
Rate of Fire (rounds/min) 7.9

Historical Reference

The first Japanese post-war tank was developed on the basis of U.S. vehicles. The STA-1 was developed, taking into consideration Japanese terrain, rail network specifications, and anthropometric data of Japanese tankers. Only one prototype was built, in December 1956.

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