Type 95 Light Tank HA-GO (E1951.41)

Type 95 Light Tank HA-GO
Type 95 Light Tank HA-GO
Type 95 Light Tank HA-GO
Type 95 Light Tank HA-GO
vehicle info
Precise Name
Type 95 Light Tank HA-GO
Main Utility Type
Light
Country of Use
Japan
production
Manufactured
1935, Mitsubishi Jukogyo K.K., Japan
Era
World War 2
Nationality
Japanese
location in the museum
Far East
In terms of tank design Japan was not as progressive as most other belligerents in the Second World War. For example the Type 95 was produced in 1935 (year 2595, Japanese Imperial Calendar) and remained in front line service throughout the war. The tanks were produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries who are believed to have built over one thousand of this model.

The most advanced feature was undoubtedly the air-cooled Mitsubishi Diesel although the suspension was simple and rugged. However the method of construction, using bolts and rivets was very dated by 1942. The interior of the tank was cramped and uncomfortable, especially for anyone trying to operate the rear turret machine-gun, and it is interesting to note that the main gun could move independently of the turret.

Referred to as M2595 in War Office Technical Intelligence Summary No. 2

The markings indicate a tank of 14th Sensha Rentai (Tank Regiment) in 3rd Sensha Shidan (Tank Division) around 1941. This Type 95 was captured in Malaya and was examined in Calcutta before being sent to Britain. Surviving Japanese tanks from the Second World War are extremely rare.
VEHICLES Features
Full Tracked
Tracks/Wheels
Gun - Type 98, 37 mm Gun
Armament - Main Weapon Type
2 Heavy Machine Guns 7.7mm
Armament - Secondary Weapon Type
Mitsubishi, 6 cylinder, air cooled, diesel
Engine
4 Forward, 1 Reverse
Transmission
Longitudinal, helical springs
Suspension
Vehicle Statistics
3
Number (Crew)
7.4tons
Weight (Overall)
25mph
Maximum (Speed - Road)
Diesel
Type (Fuel)
12.00mm
Maximum (Armour Thickness - Hull)
37mm
Calibre (Main Gun)
110bhp
Power (Engine Output)
29gall
Volume (Fuel)
Radius (Range)
130rounds
Number (Projectile)
4.33m
Length (Overall)
1.9m
Width (Overall)
2.1m
Height (Overall)