Some more vehicle-related questions

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Re: Some more vehicle-related questions

Post by Akira Takizawa » 24 Nov 2022 16:11

The official designation of Type 97 Chi-Ha with the new turret is also Type 97 Medium Tank Chi-Ha. KAI(improved) was named by a scholar of Japanese tanks after WWII. Shinhoto is the name which was used in Mitsubishi. So, there are no IJA official documents that call it as Type 97 Chi-Ha KAI, Type 97 Chi-Ha KAI Shinhoto or Type 97 Chi-Ha Shinhoto.

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Re: Some more vehicle-related questions

Post by tom! » 05 Feb 2023 19:08

Hi.

Today a special request:

1. Is there a list of the sizes and weights of the Type 97 Chi-Ha suspension parts (Roadwheels, idle wheel springs etc.) ?

2. Were there any post-war vehicles using the suspension and/or their parts (no war relicts or remodelings , new designs) or was the system just abandoned?

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Re: Some more vehicle-related questions

Post by Akira Takizawa » 06 Feb 2023 03:23

1. Is there a list of the sizes and weights of the Type 97 Chi-Ha suspension parts (Roadwheels, idle wheel springs etc.) ?

Diameters of Chi-Ha wheels
Sprocket wheel - 623.35mm
Idle wheel - 600mm
Road roller - 580mm

Length of Chi-Ha springs
Springs.jpg
2. Were there any post-war vehicles using the suspension and/or their parts (no war relicts or remodelings , new designs) or was the system just abandoned?

After WWII, the torsion bar suspension was introduced to Japanese AFVs. The spring suspension before WWII was abandoned.

Taki
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