British Intel on Japanese Tanks

QO0lr4VOver at Overlord’s Blog, researcher David Lister has made a post detailing files he found in a UK Archive concerning Japanese WWII tanks, specifically the Type 97.  The files include information gathered from Japanese POWs, including descriptions and drawings.  Some of the information provided by the captured Japanese soldiers is downright unusual, including claims that “all tanks had radio’s, air conditioning and twin 47mm guns, with one mounted in the standard turret and another in the hull. He also claimed that they could fit 30 ammunition boxes in the tank, each box being 2 feet long, 1 foot tall and 1.5 feet wide.”  The entire post can be read here.

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