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what is this thing? (Japanese?)
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http://www.panoramio.com/photo/18082382

Is it a Japanese tank or something?

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I think it's the hull of a Medium Type 89B I-Go Otsu.
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I think it's the hull of a Medium Type 89B I-Go Otsu.


no, I think it is another vehicle. It doesn't look like a Type 89B I-Go Otsu hull.

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I'd say it's a Type 94 Te-Ke Tankette hull, not 100% sure though.

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I'd say it's a Type 94 Te-Ke Tankette hull, not 100% sure though.


It is rather a Type 97 Te-Ke hull. It seemed to be bigger on the photo, so I didn't have a look to the Japanese tankettes, but for sure we have an answer now. Thanks for the help !!

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I'd say it's a Type 94 Te-Ke Tankette hull, not 100% sure though.


I believe you are right....



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I'd say it's a Type 94 Te-Ke Tankette hull, not 100% sure though.


I believe you are right....



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except that it is a Type 97, and not a Type 94.

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opps, I was going off the 'Te Ke' name, forgot that it was a Type 97.

The hull lines seem to match. Especially the drivers 'doghouse'.

Thanks for the correction. My limited knowledge on Japanese vehicles only includes the Type 95 & Type 97 as these are the ones I have tinkered with a little bit.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:31 pm
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I'll go with that.
There's Ross Rockstad's restoration project here.
the.shadock.free.fr/type97_project/
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