Type 89 I-Go on Manoeuvres

Type 80 I-Go on Manoeuvres
This Type 89 I-go medium tank has a mix of early and late features. The turret cupola is the old model, which also acted as the commander's hatch. The tracks are the later type with smaller links. The glacis plate is an intermediate flat sloped version, but with the driver and gunner in their original positions. The tank is shown crossing a temporary bridge during army manoeuvres.
Japanese Tanks, 1939-45, Steven J. Zaloga, Osprey New Vanguard 137. A well written and illustrated look at the tanks produced for the Japanese army from the late 1920s to the end of the Second World War. This is a good overview of this neglected subject, looking at both the development of their tanks and their use in combat. [see more]
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (26 August 2008), Type 89 I-Go on Manoeuvres, http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_type_89_I-go_mid.html

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