One of two Type 95 Ha Go tanks landed by the Japanese at Milne Bay. Both tanks became bogged down on August 29, 1942 on rough road, one in a ditch the other along the road. The Japanese abandoned both tanks, but removed the main guns when they withdrew.
Both tanks were captured by Australian Army and later salvaged to Milne Bay. The removed main guns were later found and both tanks were shipped to Australia for technical evaluation. Later, the tanks toured the country on war bond drives.
Displayed at the Royal Australian Armour Corps Museum.
History of Battles of IJA Tanks / Milne by Akira Takizawa
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August 19, 2018