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Type 5 Ho-Ru
Ingame as the Type 4 Ho-Ru
Type 5 Ho-Ru
General Historical Information
Place of origin Japan
Category Self-Propelled Gun
Light Tank Destroyer
Debut in FHSW v0.5
Speed 45 km/h
Main armament 47mm Type 1
General Ingame Information
Used by Japan
Crew in‑game 1
Ammunition ↑ AP
↓ HE
Seat 2 Passenger Seat
Seat 3 Passenger Seat
Historical Picture
Type 5 Ho-Ru (japan)

Ingame incorrectly referred to as the Type 4 Ho-Ru, this should be the Type 5 Ho-Ru. The Ho-Ru was a self-propelled Gun but we can accept it as a light tank destroyer similar to the German Hetzer (itself inspired by the Romanian Mareșal tank destroyer), but armed with a weaker 47 mm Type 1 main gun. The Type 5 Ho-Ru utilized the chassis of the Ha-Go Light Tank, but its suspension was enlarged to 350 mm track link width. The wheel guide pins were set in two rows to hold a road wheel between them. The sprocket of the driving wheel was the grating type to gear with the wheel guide pins like on the Soviet T-34. The development of the Type 5 Ho-Ru started in February 1945, only a single prototype was completed. In FHSW, this is until now (v0.5) the only Japanese built tank destroyer, wich you can find in less numbers on the mod. At Naichi, near the west river flag, you can find since version 0.55 only one Ho-Ru.

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