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Chi_Ha (Stock)

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Totals
45000 Price
220 Hit Points
14.95 / 15.9 kgWeight
Crew
  1. Commander
Armor
25/25/20Hull Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
35/25/25Turret Armor(front/sides/rear, mm)
Maneuver
170 h.p.Engine Power
40 km/hSpeed Limit
30 deg/secTraverse Speed
Firepower
75 Standard Shell Damage
30 mmStandard Shell Penetration
3 Time for Complete Loading
30 deg/secTurret Traverse Speed
Communication
310 mView Range
350 mSignal Range
Type 97 Chi-Ha
III
Type 97 Chi-Ha
45000
Developed by Mitsubishi from 1935 through 1937. The vehicle was mass-produced from 1938 through 1942, alongside an upgraded Shinhoto Chi-Ha from 1941 through 1942. A total of 2,880 vehicles of both types were manufactured. The Chi-Ha and the Shinhoto Chi-Ha tanks were widely used by Japanese forces in China, and after Japan capitulation these vehicles were used by both PLA and Kuomintang forces in the Chinese Civil War from 1946 through 1949.

Type 97 Chi-Ha

Stock

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret II Type 97 Chi-Ha 1300 35/25/25 30 310
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun II 5.7 cm Gun Type 97 150 30/55/28 75/75/95 20 0.46 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine III Mitsubishi SA12200VD 650 170 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II Type 97 Chi-Ha 5000 15.9 30
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio IV Type 94 Mk. 4 Hei 0 350

Type 97

Recon

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret II Type 97 Chi-Ha 1300 35/25/25 30 310
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun III 37 mm Gun Type 100 206 48/69/18 45/45/60 26.09 0.41 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine III Mitsubishi SA12200VD 650 170 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis II Type 97 Chi-Ha 5000 15.9 30
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VI Type 96 Mk. 4 Bo 0 425

Type 97 Chi-Ha Ichi-Hai

Speed

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret II Type 97 Chi-Ha 1300 35/25/25 30 310
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun III 37 mm Gun Type 100 206 48/69/18 45/45/60 26.09 0.41 1.7
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Type 100 Suirei V-12 630 200 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis III Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai 5000 18 32
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VIII Type 3 Otsu 0 550

Type 97 ShinHoto Chi-Ha

Health

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret III Type 97 Chi-Ha Shinhoto 1839 35/25/25 30 330
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun III 37 mm Gun Type 1 223 58/73/19 50/50/65 26.09 0.37 1.5
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Type 100 Kuurei V-12 630 240 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis III Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai 5000 18 32
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VIII Type 3 Otsu 0 550

Type 97 Kai

Attack

Level Turret Weight (t) Turret Armor (front/sides/rear, mm) Gun Traverse Speed (deg/s) View Range (m)
turret III Type 97 Chi-Ha Shinhoto 1839 35/25/25 30 330
Level Gun Weight (t) Average Penetration (mm) Rate of Fire Dispersion at 100 m Aiming Time
gun IV 47 mm Gun Type 1 411 81/122/25 70/70/90 20 0.44 2.3
Level Engine Weight (t) Engine Power (h.p.) Chance of Fire on Impact
engine IV Type 100 Kuurei V-12 630 240 15
Level Suspension Weight (t) Load Limit Traverse Speed (deg/s)
chassis III Type 97 Chi-Ha Kai 5000 18 32
Level Radio Weight (t) Signal Range (m)
radio VIII Type 3 Otsu 0 550

Compatible Equipment

Medium Spall Liner
Camouflage Net
Coated Optics
Enhanced Gun Laying Drive
Improved Ventilation Class 2
Binocular Telescope
Toolbox
"Wet" Ammo Rack Class 1

Compatible Consumables

Automatic Fire Extinguisher
Manual Fire Extinguisher
Large First Aid Kit
Large Repair Kit
Quality Oil
Onigiri
Small First Aid Kit
Small Repair Kit

Player Opinion

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Best alpha damage and penetration on its tier, coupled with good rate of fire and DPM
  • Good view range
  • Versatile, can fit multiple roles


Cons:


  • Low engine power, struggles to reach its top speed even with top engine
  • Below average agility
  • Relatively large silhouette and lacking in armor


Performance

Functionally similar to the Type-2597 Chi-Ha in the Chinese Tree, one should adopt a similar play style when using this tank. While this tank is designated as a medium tank, this versatile machine is capable of taking on multiple roles in a match.

As a scout, the Chi-Ha possesses excellent view range (on par with light scouts, like the Luchs and M3 Stuart) and arguably the best radio of its tier, with a range of 700 meters. Unfortunately, these advantages are mitigated by its dismal speed limit of 40 km/h (a limit that even the top engine must struggle to reach) and its large silhouette (which discourages passive scouting). As a combat tank or TD, the Chi-Ha benefits from an ample health reservoir and its excellent top gun, which provides a good balance of penetration, alpha damage and reload time (arguably the best in its tier). Its thin armor, however, will do little to protect it in a brawl, and while you may be blessed with a lucky bounce, the Chi-Ha cannot be relied on to win battles against its (predominately faster and more maneuverable) peers, never mind Tier IVs and Vs. The Chi-Ha has an excellent gun for its tier, capable of penetrating anything it will face in its tier and most of the tier after from the front. Combined with a reasonably good firing rate, the Chi-Ha would come off as a good surrogate TD were it not for its dismally large silhouette and its underwhelming maneuverability.

Due largely to its uncomfortable position, the Chi-Ha is forced to adapt as necessary to its situation, switching between those three roles when necessary. The Chi-Ha's low speed will prevent it from adequately moving ahead of the team as a passive scout compared to its friskier scout peers, and so during this time, the Chi-Ha best shines as a support tank, hanging behind and using its powerful gun to discourage enemy scouts or pick off unwary targets thanks to its great radio range. In the mid game, the Chi-Ha can take up the task of scouting if other scouts are unavailable, or can continue as a second-line sniper. By the endgame, the Chi-Ha's great gun and health pool will allow it to easily pick off weakened enemies before they can do enough damage. Provided that it supports and is supported by its peers, the Chi-Ha can fill multiple roles comfortably as a second-line scout or combat tank. If players using this tank support offensives instead of spearheading them, they will be more useful and will rack up more kills. Let the lighter tanks soften up targets, and then pound them into oblivion with the top gun. The tank is also useful when clearing light tanks bogging up an attack (they can be powerful with autocannons!). The Chi-Ha will easily bounce most auto-cannon rounds, and easily blast away enemy light tanks or send them running.

Although it has a rather steep learning curve, the Chi-Ha is a versatile tank that has a very powerful gun for its tier, and will reward anyone who plays cautiously and takes calculated risks. It has been said that the maneuverability and speed is bad, but it is still faster than tanks like the AMX 38. If played like a medium tank instead of a light tank, the Chi-Ha will prove itself time and time again.


History for this tank not found


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Medium Tanks IIChi-Ni IIIType 97 Chi-Ha IVType 1 Chi-He VType 3 Chi-Nu VType 3 Chi-Nu Kai VIType 4 Chi-To VIIType 5 Chi-Ri VIIISTA-1 IXType 61 XSTB-1
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France IIID2 IXLorraine 40 t XBat.-Châtillon 25 t
USSR IVT-28 VMatilda IV VT-34 VIA-43 VIT-34-85 VISpectre VIT-34-88 VIIA-44 VIIKV-13 VIIT-43 VIIT-44-122 VIIIObject 416 VIIIT-44 IXObject 430 Version II IXT-54 XObject 140 XObject 430 XT-62A
China VType T-34 VIType 58 VIIT-34-1 VIIIT-34-2 VIIIT-34-3 IXWZ-120 X121
Japan IIChi-Ni IIIType 97 Chi-Ha IVType 1 Chi-He VType 3 Chi-Nu VType 3 Chi-Nu Kai VIType 4 Chi-To VIIType 5 Chi-Ri VIIISTA-1 IXType 61 XSTB-1
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