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This is a piece representing the IJA medium tank Type 89.

The Type 89 Yi-Go or Chi-Ro was a medium tank used by the Imperial Japanese Army. The Type 89 was a 1920's design, built to support the infantry, and thus lacked the armor or armament to defeat later designs, and was regarded as obsolete by the time of the battles of Khalkhin Gol, against the Red Army.

The type was used in small numbers during the opening invasion of the Philippines in 1942, and were later destroyed by US forces in 1944.

Crew: 4
Weight: 14 tons (late 89B)
Engine – Type 89B Otsu: 120hp Mitsubishi diesel engine
Max Speed: 15mph/ 24km/hr
Max Range: 200km (89B)
Armament: 57mm main gun, two 6.5mm machine guns.

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Comment by Cap'n Tony on March 22, 2013 at 2:13pm

Definately, great work, Lejon!

Of course I keep reading this as "Type 89 Yu-Gi-Oh".  :-}

Comment by Stefan on March 22, 2013 at 6:47am

Impressive!

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