the type 97 shinhoto was a improved variant of the type 97 chi-ha

the type 97 tank was a meidium japnese tank armed with a 57mm gun and two machine guns .It was probely the best japnese tank of the world war went over 20MPH and had a good armor.Over 2000 of them were fought in china and all the way to the marshell could fight the M3 and M5 tanks.but it still was outcassed by the M4 shermans.when it was getting out classed by the sherman the japnese bulit the type 97 had 33mm thick armor and a improved 47mm the end it was with the 11 type 95s,14 type 97s fought over 800 shermans on okinawa.

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