|Type 95 Ha-Go|
(Type 95 Ke-Go / Type 95 Kyu-Go)
|General Historical Information|
|Place of origin||Japan|
|Main armament||37mm Type 93|
|Coaxial weapon||7.7 mm Type 97 mg|
|General Ingame Information|
|Special abilities||Light enough to be transported on the Daihatsu 14M VLC|
|Seat 2||Commander Cupola|
|Seat 3||7.7 mm Type 97 mg|
|Seat 4||Passenger Seat|
|Seat 5||Passenger Seat|
The Type 95 Ha-Gō (九五式軽戦車 ハ号 kyūgo-shiki kei-sensha Ha-Gō?) (also known as Ke-Go or Kyu-Go) was a light tank used by the Imperial Japanese Army in combat operations of the Second Sino-Japanese War, at Nomonhan against the Soviet Union, and in the Second World War. It proved sufficient against infantry, however, like the American M3 Stuart, it was not designed to fight other tanks. Approximately 2,300 units were produced, making it the most numerous Japanese armored fighting vehicle of the time.
The Ha-Go is popular in movies and series. We have found this little tank in this mini serie: The Pacific.
Type 95 Ha-Go "Late"[edit | edit source]
Later the war, the 37mm Type 93 from the Ha-Go was being replaced by a 37mm Type 98 gun. The Ha-Go would later be used to make the Type 5 Ho-Ru self-propelled gun in order to further upgrade the armament on the same chassis.
Type 95 Ha-Go Pill Box[edit | edit source]
During World War II, battles like the Battle of Iwo Jima, broken tanks were used as camouflaged artillery positions. Those tanks, digged in the ground, are be covered with camouflage and sometimes covered with sandbags. Also the Type 5 Ha-Go was used as camouflaged artillery positions. In the movies Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of our Fatherscan you also see the Ha-Go as pillbox. Here a little short preview.