From the Vault: US report on Japanese tank and antitank warfare

Japanese tank and antitank warfareToday we present a link to a PDF of the US report “Japanese tank and antitank warfare, Special Series no. 34.”  This document was released on August 1, 1945 and was intended to replace several earlier reports on Japanese tanks and antitank weapons and methods.  Unfortunately the reproduction of the document is not perfect, the text is easily readable but some of the pictures are a bit hard to see.  However, there is much in this report that will be of interest to those curious about Japanese armor.  Vehicle descriptions are provided, as well as descriptions of all the known guns which equipped Japanese tanks.  Japanese armored tactics and organization are also addressed in this report, as well as antitank equipment and tactics.

Download PDF here.

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