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7th Independent Tank Company

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Justin Taylan 2008

Tank History
This tank has four return rollers per side and a rear ditching tail. Assigned to the 7th Independent Tank Company commanded by Captain Kono.

Wartime History
Transported to Leyte and deployed near the Burouen Airfield (Burauen). On October 20, 1944 the tanks of the company advanced towards the American landing beach and fought with the US Army around Dulag. Six tanks were destroyed and the remaining tanks withdrew.

Captured, this tank was shipped to the United States for testing.

Displayed at the US Army Ordnance Museum (Aberdeen Proving Ground). In 2008, this tank was painted overall white and was unrestored.
The History of Battles of Imperial Japanese Tanks - Leyte
Thanks to Taki for additional information

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Last Updated
August 19, 2018


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Type 89

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