Type 61

japan mediumTank IX Type 61

Characteristics

Protection

34%
34%

Firepower

49%
49%

Shot Effectiveness

76%
76%

Maneuverability

55%
55%

Vehicle Details

Weight (t) 34.55
Hit Points 1550
Engine Power (hp) 570
Speed Limit (km/h) 48
Standard Shell Penetration (mm) 185 - 251
Standard Shell Damage 169 - 281
Rate of Fire (rounds/min) 8.6

Historical Reference

The first tank developed in Japan after WWII. It was developed from 1954 through 1961 on the basis of the American M47 tank. The dimensions of the vehicle were decreased and the armor was reduced. As a result, the weight of the tank was lighter, and the tank complied with the requirements of the Japanese armed forces.

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