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As the Type 89B medium tank was unable to keep pace with the infantry, the Imperial Japanese Army wished for a tank capable of reaching 40 km/h, and development for such a design began in 1933. A prototype was completed by 1934, and after a series of successful tests it was accepted as the Type 95 Ha-Go.
The Ha-Go had a crew of three, and was armed with a 37 mm gun in the turret; its suspensions were simple, but caused the tank to give its crew a rough ride. Protection was minimal, with a maximum thickness of only 12 mm, and the power was given by a 120 HP diesel engine. Some 2300 tanks were built from 1936 to 1943.
The Ha-Go was a good light tank for the mid-1930s, being roughly equivalent to the later American M3 Stuart light tank; however, it was not designed for tank-vs-tank fighting, and by World War II it was completely outclassed by the medium tanks entering service, such as the M4 Sherman or the T-34. It remained nevertheless in service throughout the war.
In Girls Und Panzer
Girls Und Panzer: Der Film
In the movie one single Type 95 Ha-Go is operated by Chi-Ha-Tan Academy, a Japanese themed school, alongside some Type 97 ShinHoTo Chi-Ha tanks. It participated in two battles, the exhibition match of Ooarai/Chi-Ha-Tan vs St. Gloriana/Pravda and the annihilation match Ooarai Compound Team vs Selection University.
In both battles operated by Fukuda, where she follows the suicide charging tactics of her school along with her commander and the rest of the team, although during the annihilation match she suggests a change for a more effective attacking strategy based on what she learned during the exhibition match.
In the manga Ribbon Warrior several Type 95 Ha-Go are operated by the Tategoto High School, a Burmese-themed school. It participated so far in two Tankathlon battles, one against Bonple High School where they fielded an unknown number of Ha-Go, but due to Tategoto's inexperience their tanks are crushed by Jajka's 7TPjw, and during one against Anzio High School where they suffered some losses against Anchovy's Solothurn S18/100 mounted CV.33.
Gekkan Senshado Magazine
It's revealed that Yogurt Academy owns an unknown numbers of Ha-Go that have been converted to agricultural vehicles.
- Main article: Type 95 Ha-Go/Gallery
|Light Tanks and Tankettes||7TP • AMR-35 • BT-42 • Crusader • CV L3/33 • FT-17 • M22 Locust • M24 Chaffee • Mark VI • Panzerkampfwagen II • Panzer 38(t) • R35 • T-70 • Tetrarch • TK Tankette • Type 95 Ha-Go • Type 97 Te-Ke|
|Medium Tanks||Centurion Mark I • Panzerkampfwagen III • Panzerkampfwagen IV • Panzerkampfwagen V "Panther" • M3 Lee • M4 Sherman • M13/40 • Matilda II • Carro Armato P26/40 • Somua S35 • T-34 • T-44 • Type 89 I-Go/Chi-Ro • Type 3 Chi-Nu • Type 97 Chi-Ha|
|Heavy Tanks||ARL 44 • Renault B1 Bis • Black Prince • Churchill Mark VII • IS-2 • KV-2 • M26 Pershing • Carro Armato P26/40 • Mark IV • Panzerkampfwagen VI "Tiger" • Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. B "Tiger II" • Panzerkampfwagen VIII "Maus" • VK45.01 Porsche Tiger|
|Tank Destroyers||Elefant • Jagdpanzer 38(t) "Hetzer" • Jagdpanzer IV • Jagdpanther • Jagdtiger • Semovente da 75/18 • Sturmgeschütz III • T28 Super Heavy Tank|
|Self-Propelled Artillery||Karl-Gerät Mortar|
|Main Battle Tank||Type 10|