Type 3 Ke-Ri Light Tank

The Type 3 Ke-Ri light tank was an experimental Japanese design which matched the chassis of the standard Type 95 Ha-go light tank with a 57mm gun. Although a modified turret was developed, there was very little space once the bigger gun was installed. Only a small number of Type 3 Ke-Ri light tanks were produced.

Stats (see article on Japanese tank designations)
Length: 14.13ft
Hull Width: 6.79ft
Height: 7.42ft
Crew: 3
Weight: 7.4 tons
Engine: 120hp diesel
Max Speed: 31.1mph/ 50km/hr
Armament: One 57mm gun and one 7.7mm machine gun
Armour: 6-16mm

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 (22 August 2008), Type 3 Ke-Ri Light Tank , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_type_3_ke_ri.html

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