New: Japanese Type 4 Ke-Nu light tank

The forces of the Imperial Japanese are further reinforced by the addition of this new resin Ke-Nu light tank.

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With the Type 97 Chi-Ha medium tanks undergoing up-armament and therefore a new turret, older Chi-Ha turrets were surplus to requirements. A use was found for them by marrying them to the hulls of the Type 95 Ha-Go light tank, giving birth to the Ke-Nu. Approximately 100 of this hybrid light tank were produced.

Although the Ke-Nu’s new 57mm gun gave it marginally better firepower than the Ha-Go, the larger turret added further weight and therefore more strain on the engine. This extra ton of weight dropped the maximum speed of the Ke-Nu down to 40 km/h. However, the Ke-Nu still suffered from the same weakness as it’s forebears – armour that was too thin to be effective against Allied anti-tank weaponry.

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