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Type 61

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Battle Tier
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[Client Values; Actual values in
Specifically, the mismatch in crew values caused by commander's 10% crew skill bonus. Outside of a crew of 1 commander only, 100% crew is a fiction. The client values, given for 100% crew, will normally be taken into battle with 110% crew skill members aside from specific functions, causing their actual performance to deviate from the expected client value. These differences are taken into account in tooltip boxes.
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3,600,000  Credits Cost
16001700 HP Hit Points
34.62/34.735/38 t Weight Limit
Crew
  1. Commander (Radio Operator)
  2. Gunner
  3. Driver
  4. Loader
Mobility
570604 hp Engine Power
47.6/20 km/h Speed Limit
4448 deg/s Traverse
16.4617.26 hp/t Power/Wt Ratio
YesYes Pivot
Armor
55/35/25 mm Hull Armor
70/60/3570/60/35 mm Turret Armor
Armament







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APCR/HEAT/HE
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1200/4800/880
Shell Cost
240/240/320390/390/480 HP Damage
218.7/275/45258/330/53 mm Penetration



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10 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 6 s
50% Crew: 7.43 s
75% Crew: 6.49 s
100% Crew: 5.75 s
Rammer: 5.18 s
Vents: 5.62 s
Both: 5.06 s
Both and BiA: 4.95 s
Both and Max Crew %: 4.75 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.



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6 r/m 

Standard Gun

Reload Times
Nominal: 10 s
50% Crew: 12.39 s
75% Crew: 10.82 s
100% Crew: 9.59 s
Rammer: 8.63 s
Vents: 9.38 s
Both: 8.44 s
Both and BiA: 8.26 s
Both and Max Crew %: 7.91 s

See Crew, Consumables, or Equipment for more information.
Rate of Fire






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1917.6

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (240 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1917.6
50% Crew: 1548
75% Crew: 1773.6
100% Crew: 1999.2
100% Crew
Vents: 2044.8
Rammer: 2222.4
Both: 2270.4
Both and BiA: 2320.8
Both and Max Crew %: 2421.6

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2157.6
50% Crew: 1788
75% Crew: 2013.6
100% Crew: 2239.2
100% Crew
Rammer: 2462.4
Vents: 2284.8
Both: 2510.4
Both and BiA: 2560.8
Both and Max Crew %: 2661.6

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (240 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 1917.6
50% Crew: 1548
75% Crew: 1773.6
100% Crew: 1999.2
100% Crew
Vents: 2044.8
Rammer: 2222.4
Both: 2270.4
Both and BiA: 2320.8
Both and Max Crew %: 2421.6

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2157.6
50% Crew: 1788
75% Crew: 2013.6
100% Crew: 2239.2
100% Crew
Rammer: 2462.4
Vents: 2284.8
Both: 2510.4
Both and BiA: 2560.8
Both and Max Crew %: 2661.6

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (320 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2556.8
50% Crew: 2064
75% Crew: 2364.8
100% Crew: 2665.6
100% Crew
Vents: 2726.4
Rammer: 2963.2
Both: 3027.2
Both and BiA: 3094.4
Both and Max Crew %: 3228.8

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2876.8
50% Crew: 2384
75% Crew: 2684.8
100% Crew: 2985.6
100% Crew
Rammer: 3283.2
Vents: 3046.4
Both: 3347.2
Both and BiA: 3414.4
Both and Max Crew %: 3548.8

See here, here, or here for more information.






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2340

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 1 (390 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2340
50% Crew: 1887.6
75% Crew: 2164.5
100% Crew: 2441.4
100% Crew
Vents: 2496
Rammer: 2714.4
Both: 2772.9
Both and BiA: 2835.3
Both and Max Crew %: 2956.2

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2730
50% Crew: 2277.6
75% Crew: 2554.5
100% Crew: 2831.4
100% Crew
Rammer: 3104.4
Vents: 2886
Both: 3162.9
Both and BiA: 3225.3
Both and Max Crew %: 3346.2

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 2 (390 Damage):


Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2340
50% Crew: 1887.6
75% Crew: 2164.5
100% Crew: 2441.4
100% Crew
Vents: 2496
Rammer: 2714.4
Both: 2772.9
Both and BiA: 2835.3
Both and Max Crew %: 2956.2

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 2730
50% Crew: 2277.6
75% Crew: 2554.5
100% Crew: 2831.4
100% Crew
Rammer: 3104.4
Vents: 2886
Both: 3162.9
Both and BiA: 3225.3
Both and Max Crew %: 3346.2

See here, here, or here for more information.

Standard Gun

Using Shell Type 3 (480 Damage):
With wholly penetrating hits

Theoretical Damage Per Minute
Nominal DPM: 2880
50% Crew: 2323.2
75% Crew: 2664
100% Crew: 3004.8
100% Crew
Vents: 3072
Rammer: 3340.8
Both: 3412.8
Both and BiA: 3489.6
Both and Max Crew %: 3638.4

Advantageous Damage Per Minute
First-shot DPM: 3360
50% Crew: 2803.2
75% Crew: 3144
100% Crew: 3484.8
100% Crew
Rammer: 3820.8
Vents: 3552
Both: 3892.8
Both and BiA: 3969.6
Both and Max Crew %: 4118.4

See here, here, or here for more information.
Damage Per Minute


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0.36 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.446 m
With 75% Crew: 0.389 m
With 100% Crew: 0.345 m
With BiA: 0.338 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.33 m
Maximum possible: 0.317 m

For more details, see Crew


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0.36 m 

With 50% Crew: 0.446 m
With 75% Crew: 0.389 m
With 100% Crew: 0.345 m
With BiA: 0.338 m
With BiA and Vents: 0.33 m
Maximum possible: 0.317 m

For more details, see Crew
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2.1 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.601 s
With 75% Crew: 2.271 s
With 100% Crew: 2.014 s
With GLD: 1.831 s
With BiA: 1.969 s
With BiA and Vents: 1.926 s
With both and GLD: 1.751 s
Maximum possible: 1.679 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment


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2.3 s 

With 50% Crew: 2.849 s
With 75% Crew: 2.488 s
With 100% Crew: 2.205 s
With GLD: 2.005 s
With BiA: 2.157 s
With BiA and Vents: 2.11 s
With both and GLD: 1.918 s
Maximum possible: 1.839 s

For more details, see Crew or Equipment
Aim time
4242 deg/s Turret Traverse
360° Gun Arc
-10°/+13°-10°/+13° Elevation Arc
5032 rounds Ammo Capacity
General
1212 % Chance of Fire






390 m 

With 50% Crew: 306.4 m
With 75% Crew: 348.2 m
With 100% Crew: 390 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 409.7 m
With Coated Optics: 429 m
With Binocular Telescope: 487.5 m
Maximum possible: 558.3 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment






400 m 

With 50% Crew: 314.3 m
With 75% Crew: 357.2 m
With 100% Crew: 400 m
With Recon and Situational Awareness: 420.2 m
With Coated Optics: 440 m
With Binocular Telescope: 500 m
Maximum possible: 572.6 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
View Range


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720 m 

With 50% Crew: 565.7 m
With 75% Crew: 642.9 m
With 100% Crew: 720 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 864 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 792 m
Maximum possible: 1036 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment


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750 m 

With 50% Crew: 589.3 m
With 75% Crew: 669.7 m
With 100% Crew: 750 m
With 100% Signal Boost: 900 m
When affected by 100% Relaying: 825 m
Maximum possible: 1079.2 m

For more details, see Skills or Equipment
Signal Range
Values are Stock - click for Top
Type 61

Additional Statistics
(Top Configuration)

Camouflage

  • Stationary: 9.2%
  • When Moving: 6.9%
  • When Firing: 1.9%


Terrain Resistance

  • On Hard Ground: 0.96
  • On Medium Ground: 1.06
  • On Soft Ground: 2.11


Dispersion Change Values

  • Turret Contribution
  • Rotation: 0.13
  • Shot Recoil: 3.84
  • Suspension Contribution
  • Acceleration: 0.13
  • Turning: 0.13


With 100% Crew

IX

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3600000

The Type 61 is a Japanese tier 9 medium tank.

The first tank developed in Japan after WWII. It was developed from 1954 through 1961 on the basis of the American M47 tank. The dimensions of the vehicle were decreased and the armor was reduced. As a result, the weight of the tank was lighter, and the tank complied with the requirements of the Japanese armed forces.

Similar to its predecessor in multiple aspects, the Type 61 needs to keep its distance from the middle of the action as much as the STA-1 needed to (or even more). Paper-thin armor won't be surprising for Japanese medium tank drivers, however the lack of camouflage makes this tank significantly harder to play than its smaller tier 8 brother. You certainly don't want to expose yourself or get engaged in close combat by much better armored enemies, so stay back, and make good use of cover, at least in the first couple of minutes of the battle. This way you can take advantage of your nice DPM and conserve HP for the endgame. Keep in mind that the Type 61 tends to quickly become a primary target on the battlefield, due to its non-existent armor, dangerous alpha, and raw DPM potential. And driving a primary target that gets spotted quite easily may not be much fun, if you're not paying attention.

The Type 61 leads to the STB-1.

Modules / Available Equipment and Consumables

Modules

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Guns

Tier Gun Penetration
(mm)
Damage
(HP)
Rate of fire
(rounds/minute)
Dispersion
(m/100m)
Aiming time
(s)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IX 90 mm Gun Type 61 218.7/275/45 240/240/320 12 0.36 1.7 1150 160000
X 105 mm Rifled Gun 258/330/53 390/390/480 6 0.36 2.3 1150 290000

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Turrets

Tier Turret Turret Armor (front/sides/rear)
(mm)
Turret Traverse Speed
(deg/s)
View Range
(m)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VIII STA-4 70/60/35 42 390 8000 30000
IX Type 61 70/60/35 42 400 8300 64000

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Engines

Tier Engine Engine Power
(hp)
Chance of Fire on Impact
(%)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VIII Mitsubishi 12HM20WT 570 12 2400 48500
IX Mitsubishi 12HM21WT 604 12 2400 82000

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Suspensions

Tier Suspension Load Limit
(т)
Traverse Speed
(гр/сек)
Rmin Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

VIII STA-4 34.7 44 0 11600 30000
IX Type 61 38 48 0 11600 62000

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Radios

Tier Radio Signal Range
(м)
Weight
(kg)
Price
(Credits)

IX JAN/GRC-3Z 720 70 45500
X JAN/GRC-4Z 750 150 55000


Compatible Equipment

Vertical Stabilizer Mk 1 Medium Spall Liner Camouflage Net Fill Tanks with CO2 Coated Optics Stabilizing Equipment System Experimental Optics Wear-Resistant Gun Laying Drive Venting System Innovative Loading System Extended Spare Parts Kit Enhanced Gun Laying Drive Enhanced Torsion Bars 3 t Class Improved Ventilation Class 2 Medium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer Binocular Telescope Toolbox "Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1 

Compatible Consumables

Stabilizer Greasing Automatic Fire Extinguisher Natural Cover Optical Calibration Aim Tuning Experienced Firefighters Manual Fire Extinguisher Vent Purge Large First Aid Kit Large Repair Kit Duty Comes First Shell Organizer Quality Oil Orderly Ammo Rack Focus on Target Onigiri Increased Focus Small First Aid Kit Small Repair Kit Gearbox Intricacy Steady Hand Pre-Battle Maintenance Combat Course 


Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • The top gun has great penetration, alpha and DPM
  • Especially high shell velocity, since APCR is the regular ammo with the 105 mm gun
  • The 90 mm gun gets a ridiculous DPM (about 3000), which is superior to other tier IX medium tanks
  • Great gun depression
  • Decent mobility


Cons:


  • Virtually no armor, not even on the turret
  • Terrible camo (on par with the E 50)
  • Accuracy-wise unreliable top gun
  • Prone to engine damage
  • Gun elevation is lacking


Performance

"Proceed with caution". It's the main motto of every good Type 61 driver. Due to its bad camo value and miserable armor, you're forced to rely on using cover as much as possible. In the first half of the battle, try to stay behind the heavies and other mediums, and support them with your dangerous, though sometimes tricky-behaving gun. You have the mobility to change position often and swiftly, and make good use of the superior gun depression. Try to avoid close-combat though, since every incoming shot will hurt you badly, not mentioning the frequent module and crew damage. Once the heat of the battle settles down a bit, you can move up to surprise and execute busy enemies with some flanking guerrilla action. Remember, Type 61 is not a brawler, and will almost never come out on top in melees with other tier 9 mediums.


Early Research

  • First of all, research the Type 61 suspension, if you don't have Enhanced Torsion Bars
  • Now research the turret, since you'll need it for the top gun
  • Research the top gun for a highly needed damage and penetration boost
  • Ultimately, research the Mitsubishi 12HM21WT engine for a welcome improvement in mobility


Suggested Equipment


Vertical Stabilizer Coated Optics Improved VentilationMedium-Caliber Tank Gun Rammer 


Gallery

Historical Info

After World War II, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers (SCAP or aka GHQ in Japan) ceased all military manufacturing and development plants in Japan, resulting in Japan losing the technology needed to build and manufacture tanks and armored vehicles. However, due to the Korean War, SCAP ordered Japan to re-militarize, forming armed police forces (National Police Reserve, later called National Security Force, then finally Japan Ground Self Defense Force) and provided M4A3E8 Sherman and M24 Chaffee tanks. However, the average height of a Japanese person at the time was too small for the M4A3E8, and drivers had difficulty reaching the clutch pedal with their foot. In addition, the M4 was becoming obsolete. The M24, though it was popular amongst the Japanese crews, was inadequate when facing Soviet T-34/85s, as seen in Korea. Thus, as the tanks in JGSDF service at the time were obsolete/inadequate, the JGSDF was provided with the option of either purchasing the new American built M46 Patton and later, the M47 Patton or develop their own MBT in 1954. Due to the high cost of purchasing American made tanks, and because the M47 did not meet their requirements, the JGSDF decided on developing their own main battle tank, resulting in the development of the Type 61.

The original requirements were:

In order to effectively use a small number of tanks to cover up a large area, the size and weight of the tank has to be light enough for trains to carry. Due to the above target, the weight of the armour has to be limited around 25 tons yet as heavily armoured as possible. Main cannon has to be 90 mm.

The weight was one of the main concerns since if the first constraint was met, the tank could also be transported by a specially modified truck through most major highways and tunnels in Japan. The second constraint couldn't be met due to the mock up development team finding out that the armour would be too thin to protect the vehicle. As a result, the armour weight constraint was raised to 35 tons for a while. However, due to a delays in the production of the planned diesel engine, the tank did not have enough power to attain good mobility. As a result the weight of the armour was reduced. The final constraint was due to the light body build of Japanese people at that time, after examining the M36 Jackson, 90 millimeter ammunition was felt to be the upper limit of what an average Japanese tanker could handle effectively. Additionally due to the mountainous landscape of Japan, it was unlikely that long range engagements would occur frequently and it was thought that a 90 millimeter gun would be sufficient.

The first test vehicles, STA-1 (completed in December 1956) and STA-2 (completed in February 1957) were built and tested. The results were used to develop the STA-3 (completed in January 1960) and STA-4 (completed in November 1959) in 1960. More improvements were made in 1961 and the deployment of the Type 61 started in the same year.

The initial production rate was low, with only ten tanks produced in 1961 and 1962, increasing to twenty in 1964 and thirty in 1965 and 1966. A total of 250 had been produced by 1970, with production continuing at an increased pace until 1975 when it was terminated. A total of 560 were produced. The tanks were phased out of service in the 1990s with 400 in service in 1990, and 190 in service in 1995. All were decommissioned by 2000, 39 years after their original deployment. During this period, the type 61 received minor upgrades in the form of infra red searchlights and/or smoke dischargers. From 1980, Type 61's began to be supplemented by the more modern Type 74 MBT.


Historical Gallery

Historical Accuracy Errata

The following are consensus errors or inconsistencies which have been identified with the configuration of the vehicle in question and conflict with information available on the public record. The causes for these divergences in the game are normally not disclosed and may be rooted in game balance.

* Certain points of the frontal hull armor reached up to 90 mm, though in-game the thickness is at most 45 mm for the upper glacis and 50 mm for the lower glacis.


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