Comparing: A-20 vs. M5A1 Stuart vs. Type 5 Ke-Ho
Development of the A-20 tank started at Kharkiv Factory No. 183 in December 1937. The project was a further development of the BT-7 tank and became a predecessor of the legendary T-34. Work on the vehicle was led by Mikhail Koshkin. On May 18, 1938, technical characteristics of the tank designated BT-20 were approved. Only a few experimental prototypes, with a wheeled caterpillar suspension, were built for training purposes.
The first tanks of the M5 series were produced in April 1942, and a new modification, the M5A1, was preferred over other variants. After the M24 Chaffee was developed, the M5A1 tanks were deemed obsolete and were exported to other countries, including China. A total of 100 tanks of this type were supplied to the Kuomintang. During the Civil War (1946–1949), many of these vehicles were captured by the PLA.
By 1945 the design of the Type 95 Ha-Go was already obsolete. In 1942 the Hino Jidosha company started to develop a new tank. A prototype designated the Type 5 Ke-Ho was built in 1944. The design of the tank was similar to that of the Czech LT vz.38 and the Japanese Chi-Ha. However, the vehicle did not go into mass production.
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|Battle Tiers||4 5 6 7||4 5 6 7||4 5 6 7|
|Speed Limit||72 km/h||64.4 km/h||50 km/h|
|Speed Limit Back||20 km/h||20 km/h||22 km/h|
|Horse power / weight|
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|Hard terrain resistance|
|Medium terrain resistance|
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|Damage (Explosion radius)|
|Damage / min|
|Rate of Fire|
|In motion||%||18.85 %||%|
|When Firing||%||5.20 %||%|
|Neto Credits Income||2604.52|
|Kills per Battle||0.17668|
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