Shimushu tanks?

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Shimushu tanks?

Post by Peter H » 21 Jan 2009 08:58

I don't know if this is Shimushu or Karafuto.

Shimushu had the 11th Tank Regiment there in 1945:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizati ... Fortresses

But there was no tanks on Karafuto?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organizati ... o_Fortress


What are these tanks?
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Re: Shimushu tanks?

Post by Peter H » 21 Jan 2009 09:02

Kuriles or Karafuto again.
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Re: Shimushu tanks?

Post by Akira Takizawa » 21 Jan 2009 14:05

> But there was no tanks on Karafuto?

No tank

> What are these tanks?

Type 2 Amphibious Tank "Ka-Mi" on Shimushu

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Re: Shimushu tanks?

Post by tom! » 21 Jan 2009 17:37

Hi.

Which unit did the type 2 amphibious tanks belong to?

I only know that IJA 11th tank regiment was stationed on Shimushu. Afaik there were no amphibious tanks issued to IJA.

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Re: Shimushu tanks?

Post by Peter H » 21 Jan 2009 23:54

Thanks Taki.

Gordon Rottman states a SNLF tank unit was sent to Shimushu(1943/44?).This would have been before the 11th Tank Regiment was deployed there in 1945.

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Re: Shimushu tanks?

Post by Peter H » 22 Jan 2009 01:58

I think these are also photos of Shimushu around that time.
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Re: Shimushu tanks?

Post by Peter H » 22 Jan 2009 01:59

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Re: Shimushu tanks?

Post by Akira Takizawa » 22 Jan 2009 03:16

tom! wrote:Which unit did the type 2 amphibious tanks belong to?
Navy

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Re: Shimushu tanks?

Post by Peter H » 22 Jan 2009 04:13

Obviously without floats.

http://www3.plala.or.jp/takihome/ka-mi.htm

For a 9 ton tank they look big. :)

And with 6 crew.

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Post by FreyFox » 06 Feb 2009 09:13

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"Ka-Mi" on an island Shimushu.


Whether there is some more photo of the Japanese armies on Kuril islands?

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Post by Akira Takizawa » 06 Feb 2009 09:35

Peter H wrote:I think these are also photos of Shimushu around that time.
They are on Shimushu and Horomushiru Islands.

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Post by FreyFox » 06 Feb 2009 11:57

Last two photos are made at southwest coast of an island Shimushu in 2004
They are on Shimushu and Horomushiru Islands.
To what group of naval forces they could belong?

Excuse, English bad because I use by the interpreter.

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Re: Shimushu tanks?

Post by Akira Takizawa » 06 Feb 2009 13:55

FreyFox wrote:To what group of naval forces they could belong?
51st and 52nd Guard Units

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Re: Shimushu tanks?

Post by FreyFox » 06 Feb 2009 15:04

Prompt please, how many tanks were at them available and whether there is an information on participation of these units in fights?

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Post by Akira Takizawa » 06 Feb 2009 16:33

FreyFox wrote:Prompt please, how many tanks were at them available and whether there is an information on participation of these units in fights?
There were 16 Ka-Mi tanks. They were deployed at the southwest of the island, the opposite side of the Soviet landing place. So, they were not involved in the fight.

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