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Phil Bradley 1987

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Phil Bradley 2003

Tank History
This tank has bulldozer fittings on the turret to the left of the main gun, and front hull below and to the sides of the towing shackle mount.

Wartime History
During 1945, captured on Iwo Jima. A shrapnel hole is present on the left fender.

Display
This tank was transported to the United States and is displayed at the US Army Ordnance Museum (Aberdeen Proving Ground).

Justin Taylan adds:
"I visited the museum on June 9, 2008. This tank was not on public display because it is under re-restoration."

References
Preserved Japanese Tanks page 25

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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Type 97
Shinhoto

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