TYpe 94 tankette usage after 1940

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TYpe 94 tankette usage after 1940

Post by jepot » 26 Mar 2019 11:40

HI, i have read that these vehicles were relegated to HQ like at company level instead of dedicated units like in China; is it possible then that these tanks were used by the various companies of both the 4th and 7th Tank Regiments in Luzon in late 1941-42 as part of the HQ entourage? And if so, is it further safe to assume they had the respective company markings they were assigned with painted on at their left front lower hulls as per standard practice? Thaknk you very much for any response...

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Re: TYpe 94 tankette usage after 1940

Post by Akira Takizawa » 26 Mar 2019 12:33

No. Type 94 Tankette was not used at 4th and 7th Tank Regiments in Luzon in late 1941-42.

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Re: TYpe 94 tankette usage after 1940

Post by jepot » 08 Aug 2023 22:47

Sorry for the late acknowledgement Taki....the Type 97 was for sure right? BTW are the tracks of the tankettes all similar in dimensions and diameters? And other tracked vehicles ( mediums and others) had similar ones? Thank you!

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Re: TYpe 94 tankette usage after 1940

Post by Akira Takizawa » 09 Aug 2023 01:39

Type 97 Tankette was not used in tank regiments after 1940. It was used only in recon regiments.

The track width of tankettes are as follows.

Type 92 - 0.21m
Type 94 - 0.164m
Type 97 - 0.200m

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Re: TYpe 94 tankette usage after 1940

Post by jepot » 09 Aug 2023 03:52

Thank you again Taki!!!

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Re: TYpe 94 tankette usage after 1940

Post by jepot » 09 Aug 2023 04:16

Akira Takizawa wrote:
26 Mar 2019 12:33
No. Type 94 Tankette was not used at 4th and 7th Tank Regiments in Luzon in late 1941-42.

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HI Taki,

I saw this pic in my collection - Image

i believe this is in Manila and is a Type 94- looking at the insignia is it one of the companies of the 7th? Sorry not sure...
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Re: TYpe 94 tankette usage after 1940

Post by Akira Takizawa » 09 Aug 2023 05:22

> i believe this is in Manila and is a Type 94- looking at the insignia is it one of the companies of the 7th?

No. The insignia of 7the Tank Regiment is as shown below.
http://www3.plala.or.jp/takihome/TK7.htm

This Type 94 will be from 16th or 48th Recon Regiment, because only they had tankettes in the Philippines.

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Re: TYpe 94 tankette usage after 1940

Post by Akira Takizawa » 10 Aug 2023 04:47

The above photo was taken at Manila in 1942.
http://www.lougopal.com/manila/?paged=14

The Type 94 captured on Luzon in 1945 will be from the same unit, because the marking is the same.
https://www.lonesentry.com/articles/jp_ ... index.html

Only 16th Recon Regiment continued to stay on Luzon from 1942 to 1945. So, this Type 94 will be from 16th Recon Regiment.

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