PHOTO GALLERY OF THE IJA AFVs




Type 3 Amphibious Tank

Interior Photos of Aberdeen Shinhoto Chi-Ha

Ho-Ro at Quantico

Type 3 Medium Tank at Himeji

These photos were taken at Himeji, Japan after WWII. Note the Type 2 Light Tank next to Type 3 Medium Tank.


Type 95 Light Tanks on Marcus Island

These tanks were from 16th Tank Regiment

US Navy photo


Type 2 Amphibious Tanks of Yokosuka 1st SNLF on Saipan


Type 97 Tankette on Namur Island of Kwajalein Atoll


The Column of the 2nd Tank Regiment in 1930s


Type 95 Light Tanks on Wake Island

These tanks were from 16th Tank Regiment on Wake Island.


Japanese Tank Unit surrendered to the Americans at Tientsin

This tank unit is supposed to be the 3rd Tank Division.

USMC photo


Type 92 Combat Car

Type 92 Combat Cars of the 15th Infantry Group Tankette Unit at Wanshi Chin near Nanking in 1941

Contributed by James Luto


Type 3 Gun Tank "Ho-Ni III"

United States Navy photo


Type 1 105mm SPH "Ho-Ni II"

United States Navy photo


Short Barrel 120mm Gun Tank

United States Navy photo


Type 98 Half-tracked Prime Mover Large Model

As for the details of this vehicle, see here

United States National Archives photo


Amphibious Tank SR I-Go

SR I-Go is the experimental amphibous tank that the IJA developed in 1931. SR I-Go was not introduced by the IJA.

Patton Museum's photo


Type 95 Light Tank captured on Iwo Jima

This photo was taken on Guam. Note the mark on the turret. It is the regimental insignia of the 26th Tank Regiment (Refer to the page of the Insignia of Imperail Japanese Tank Forces). The sign on the sponson is Te-N. Probably, it will mean "Heaven".

United States National Archives photo 127-GW-1308-151865
Contributed by Ed Gilbert


Type 95 Light Tank in the hills around Shuri on Okinawa

The Ha-Go tank of the 27th Tank Regiment.

United States National Archives photo 127-GW-642-124284
Contributed by Ed Gilbert


Type 94 Tankette at Shuri on Okinawa

U S National Archives photo SC211480
Contributed by Ed Gilbert


Type 1 75mm SPH Ho-Ni I

The left-front interiors of Type 1 75mm SPH Ho-Ni I at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Note a square frame below. It will be a stand for the radio device.

Photo by Kevin Cross


British Medium A "Whippet" in IJA service
Type 92 Combat Car
Type 89 Medium Tank
Type 94 Tankette

Contributed by Tomasz Basarabowicz (private collection)


Lumber Sweeper "Basso-Ki"

Basso Ki was used to sweep trees which Lumberjack Ho-K felled.

Contributed by Dave Barrett


Type 97 Tankettes in Burma

These tankettes were of the 3rd Company of the 2nd Recon Regiment at Bhamo. When the Regiment retreated from Bhamo in Dec. 1944, they were abondonned and captured by the Allied. The turret mark on the near tankette is "Senpu" (Whirlwind) and one on the back is "Shikishima" (place name in Japan). They are personal insignia of the vehicle.

Photo by Raymond C Fischer


Type 89 Medium Tank in Burma

This tank is supposed to be of the Special Tank Unit of the 2nd Recon Regiment at Namhkan.

Photo by Raymond C Fischer


Japanese Tanks in Indochina

Type 95 Light Tanks and Type 89 Medium Tank in service with French Army after WWII. These tanks were of the 2nd Recon Regiment formerly, and taken over by the Allied at Phnom Penh. Note the additional armors on the Type 95 Light Tanks. These armors were added by the Japanese when they were staying in Burma.

Photos of Etablissement Cinematographique et Photographique des Armees


Type 97 Pole Planter
Type 97 Cable Layer

Photos were taken in Japan porper after the war ended.

US Army Signal Corps photos



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