Tiger tank for Japan?

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Re: Tiger tank for Japan?

Post by AVV » 05 Dec 2010 19:46

Hello!
Luftflotte2 wrote:Below that is a Japanese submarine with a Flak gun. (This is labeled as France 1943 if that is possible).
Just noticed this post. :)
I think you mean I-8
http://www.combinedfleet.com/I-8.htm
IIRC, she was armed with German 37-mm. Flak (besides the radar mentioned in the link I gave). And she was the only Japanese sub (excluding U-511) to successfully return home after "journey" to France.

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Re: Tiger tank for Japan?

Post by Akira Takizawa » 06 Dec 2010 05:09

Luftflotte2 wrote:A tank similar to the Panther!??! Anyone care to share what evidence lead them to suggest that they were making a copy of the Panther!
What the Japanese learned from German tanks is not individual specifications, but the concept of tank. Panther was the MBT in the late WWII. Chi-To intended it.

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Re: Tiger tank for Japan?

Post by LWD » 06 Dec 2010 13:11

Luftflotte2 wrote: ...The main feature to the Panther was its sloping armour, the Chi-Ri or the Chi-To do not have this. ....
I don't think I'd agree with that but your pictures show numerous other differences between the vehicles as well.

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53 Tiger tanks & one Bismarck-class battleship ?

Post by nebelwerferXXX » 12 Oct 2013 06:03

cstunts wrote:The Japanese army needed TIGERs like the Imperial Navy needed BISMARCK-class battleships...
Hitler said about the Tiger tank in the capture of Kharkov in 1943: 'One battalion of which is worth an ordinary panzer division.'

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Re: Tiger tank for Japan?

Post by LWD » 15 Oct 2013 14:46

Hitlers opinions especially his publicised ones weren't always worth a whole lot even when directily applied. I don't see that it has any significant relevance or value when applied to the topic at hand.

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