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Ropkey Armor Museum - ID Help Needed
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What is the tank in the left of this picture?



I am thinking its not US?

Also, I see a barrel over that half-track - is that an M3 tank destroyer?

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Oops, here's a better pic, still not quite registering.



Obviously the half-track isnt a tank destroyer.

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I'm thinking the barrel over the half-track is another water-jacketed MG like in the foreground.

Don't know about the tank, but does it say "U.S. Marines 1943" on the side?


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Dood, we posted in the same minute...so I didn't see the other pic (but I'm right about the water jacket Wink )
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I was actually noticing the howitzer barrel, just to the left of the MG barrel..

Its a Japanese tank - I should have known that by the turret, I knew it looked familiar somehow. Identifying the exact model now.

Neil
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:25 am
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It looks like the Type 95 "Ha-Go" Light Tank: -

The Light Tank Type 95 Ha-Go dated from 1935. It had a layout similar to that of the Tankette Type 94 (with enlarged road wheels and improved springing) and a crew increased to three.
By 1939 about 100 had been produced, more than any other Japanese tank.
Despite being one of the most important Japanese tanks, the Ha-Go, due to its light armoured protection, insufficient crew visibilty and poor gunnery must be judged a failure.
Production ceased in 1943.

Type 95 "Ha-Go"
Weight : 7.6 ton
Dimensions: 4.38 x 2.05 x 2.18 mt
Armor (max) : 12 mm
Range : 160 km
Speed (max - route) : 45 km/hr
Main gun : n.1 37 mm
Crew : 3
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Its a Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha.



www3.plala.or.jp/takih...inhoto.htm

I realized the Armour Archive's list of preserved Japanese tanks was the best source - although this one isnt listed. But it did have better pics to help with ID:
www.armourarchive.co.uk/pjt.htm

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Yeah, it's the only vehicle in the actual museum that is not running.
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Where is this museum?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:35 pm
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Ropkey
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Oh holy crap. I gotta go to Camp Atterbury next week. Guess I'll take a little detour...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:40 am
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Oh holy crap. I gotta go to Camp Atterbury next week. Guess I'll take a little detour...


Camp Atterbury & The Ropkey Museum in Crawfordsville have a few things in common.

Besides being both in Indiana, that is......

Atterbury has a prototype Ontos & Ropkey has an Ontos. If you happen by either, a few updated photos would be real cool.

I'm waaay overdue for a trip up north to see both and perhaps hit the Auburn Museum also.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:59 am
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Here's a few from my last visit to hold you over:


















I haven't taken any photos at Camp Atterbury since they've all been repainted!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:10 pm
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- Neil_Baumgardner
I was actually noticing the howitzer barrel, just to the left of the MG barrel..

Its a Japanese tank - I should have known that by the turret, I knew it looked familiar somehow. Identifying the exact model now.

Neil


It should have looked familiar There is one at Aberdeen!! Rolling Eyes

And I don't think it's a halftrack. I think it may be a Scout Car ( I can't remember the M number I think it is M2 or M3) Looks the same from the front but has a rear axle instead of a track unit. It's hard to tell from this angle but the top line of the doors makes me think it is the Scout Car

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Yep....it's a Scout car, Rear armor slopes down a bit, half-track armor is level all the way 'round. White M-3 I think.

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