World of Tanks models: Japan

A thread for all my Japanese World of Tanks releases.

Type 89B Chi-Ro:

Type 95 Ha-Go and Type 4 Ke-Nu:

Type 97 Te-Ke:

Mi-To 130t/O-I 130t:

Let us start from the beginning then:

A ragdoll of the HD Type 89B as it appears in World of Tanks.

Contains Girls und Panzer skins: Type 89B Chi-Ro Ooarai

Due to the lack of a chassis, the Type 89A I-Go will be represented only by a turret.

Type 89 I-Go/Chi-Ro

The first Japanese medium tank, called first I-Go and then Chi-Ro, developed from the earlier Type 87, it was designed by the Osaka arsenal based off the Vickers Medium C, although it’s sillouette might fool one to think the Renault FT was the inspiration. Early versions(Kou) possessed a round turret, whereas later versions(Otsu) were improved with better frontal armor and a larger turret, not to mention a diesel engine, the Otsu version being the world’s first mass produced diesel tank.
This tank was primarly used for combat in China against infantry, pillboxes and interwar export tanks. It was woefully outdated by the outbreak of WW2, and was mostly reneganed to training purposes.

Name: Type 89 I-Go Otsu, Type 89B Chi-Ro
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Armament: 1 57m Type 90 gun, 2 Type 91 6.5mm machine guns
Class: Medium Tank
Role: General-Purpose, infantry support
Weight: ~12 tons
Engine: Mitsubishi A6120VD
Crew: 4
Suspension: Leaf Spring
Time of production: Produced from 1928 to 1939
Volume of production: Total of 220 Kou units and 186 Otsu units produced

Please report any bugs you find.

Credits:
Wargaming for World of Tanks
WOT model viewer team for the extractor
Professor Heavy for the measurements
Nem for VTFEdit
Trek for figuring out the textures
Kali for texture settings

A ragdoll of the HD Type 95 and Type 4 as they appear in World of Tanks.

Type 3 Ke-Ri is WIP and will be added later.

Contains Girls und Panzer skins: Type 95 Ha-Go ChiHaTan and Type 4 Ke-Nu ChiHaTa

Turret and main cannon are ragdolled. The various hatches on the tank are rigged and can be moved with a bone tool. Tools, rope and both tracks are bodygrouped and can be removed.

**Type 2595 Ha-Go/Ke-Go **

The most common Japanese light tank, designed to create a light and fast moving vehicle to keep up with motorized infantry. While useful in the pre-war period, it’s complete lack of armor and poor armament left it incapable of meeting Allied armor, with some ha-gos being infamously taken out by a .50 cal M2 Browning machine gun.

Name: Type 2595 Ha-Go
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Armament: 1 37mm Type 94 tank gun, 2 Type 97 7.7mm machine guns
Class: Light Tank
Role: General-Purpose, infantry support, armored assault
Weight: ~7.3 tons
Engine: Mitsubishi A6120VDe
Crew: 3
Suspension: Bell Crank
Time of production: Produced from 1936 to 1943
Volume of production: Total of 2300 units produced

**Type 2604 Ke-Nu **

In order to improved the increasingly obsolete Ha-Go, the leftover turrets from converted Chi-Ha tanks were installed in the Ha-Go chassis in order to boost the firepower of the vehicle, although this conversion came too late, and most Ke-Nus remained in Japan, with only a few seeing combat in Manchuria.

Name: Type 2604 Ke-Nu
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Armament: 1 57mm Type 90 gun, 2 Type 97 7.7mm machine guns
Class: Light Tank
Role: General-Purpose, infantry support
Weight: ~8.4 tons
Engine: Mitsubishi A6120VDe
Crew: 3
Suspension: Bell Crank
Time of production: Produced in 1944
Volume of production: Total of 100 units convered from Type 95 Ha-Go tanks

Please report any bugs you find.

Credits:
Wargaming for World of Tanks
WOT model viewer team for the extractor
Professor Heavy for the measurements
Nem for VTFEdit
Trek for figuring out the textures
Kali for texture settings

A ragdoll of the HD Type 97 Te-Ke as it appears in World of Tanks.

Also contains the machinegun version of the same tank.

Unlike my previous releases, this one is structured differently, and I will work on changing earlier releases to this format:
No more connectbones
Suspension is fully rigged and can be edited with a bone tool
A ragdolled track run with 24 links is included
separate models for both tracks, fully rigged and with the same root bone as the original tank are included
These can be placed together with the main vehicle for complex posing

Type 2597 Te-Ke

Name: Type 2597 Te-Ke
Manufacturer: Hino Motors
Armament: 1 37mm Type 94 tank gun (several units had Type 97 7.7mm machine guns instead)
Class: Tankette
Role: Reconoissance, infantry support
Weight: ~4.7 tons
Engine: Hino Motors diesel air-cooled 4-cilynder engine
Crew: 2
Suspension: Bogie
Time of production: Produced from 1938 to 1944
Volume of production: Total of 596 units produced

Please report any bugs you find.

Credits:
Wargaming for World of Tanks
WOT model viewer team for the extractor
Professor Heavy for the measurements
Nem for VTFEdit
Trek for figuring out the textures
Kali for texture settings

Any chance of these models getting a bodygroup where the road wheels, bogies, etc are gone? I would like to put them on my own acf powered chassis but they dont quite work for that with the static wheels still attached.

The Type 97 has rigged wheels, for what is worth.
When I rig the other vehicles I will try putting them in a bodygroup then.

It certainly has been a while.

Completely redid the Type 89, fully rigged the suspension and put everything on bodygroups. Also added new decal bodygroups.

Finally, I also added brown textures made by the amazing FastestClassic on the WoT forums. Check his work here:

Please report any bugs you find.

Credits:
Wargaming for World of Tanks
Shadowhunterrus for the extractor
Professor Heavy for the measurements
Nem for VTFEdit
Cannonfodder for his plugin
Trek for figuring out the textures
Kali for rigging advice
FastestClassic for brown textures and IJA insignia

So I finally got around to redoing the Ha-Go. Had to split it in two due to size limitations.

I added brown textures made by the amazing FastestClassic on the WoT forums. Check his work here:

Please report any bugs you find.

Credits:
Wargaming for World of Tanks
Shadowhunterrus for the extractor
Professor Heavy for the measurements
Nem for VTFEdit
Cannonfodder for his plugin
Trek for figuring out the textures
Kali for rigging advice
FastestClassic for brown textures and IJA insignia

About time.

Ragdolls of the HD Mi-To 130t as it appears in World of Tanks.

All 4 turrets and guns are ragdolled. Every hatch and moving part is rigged, and a ragdolled suspension version is included. Separate models for track links, wheels and bodygroups are also included.

Major thanks to Eun Ae Sun for the research on the O-I projects and her comprehensive writings on them. Without her research Wargaming could not have created this vehicle, and we would have not made all this discoveries.

Brown textures and IJA flag were made by the amazing FastestClassic at the WoT forums. Check his work here:

Mi-To 130t

The first version of the O-I superheavy tank project. The brainchild of Colonel Iwakuro, this vehicle was conceived as mobile pillbox to be used against Soviet forces in Manchuria after the battle of Khalkhin Gol proved the ineficciency of existing Japanese armored vehicles. It was designed to be enormous and heavily armored, with upwards of 150mm of frontal armor. It was developed secretely by the Mitsubishi-Tokyo division, which resulted in it being dubbed the “Mi-To”. A prototype was assembled and tested in the Sagami Army Arsenal, and despite several hurdles, managed to pass tests and was given the official designation of O-I.
Despite passing trials and being accepted for service, the vehicle seems to have been ultimately scrapped, possibly due to material requirements for existing vehicles. The Soviets claimed the Japanese were in possession of a wooden mockup possessing a Daimler-Benz DB 601A engine, although whether this mockup was of the original Mi-To/O-I 130t, or a later O-I version is unknown.

Name: Mi-To 130t
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Armament: 1x 150mm Type 96 howitzer, 2x Type 1 47mm tank guns, 2x Type 97 tank machineguns.
Class: Superheavy tank
Role: infantry support, mobile bunker
Weight: ~130 tons
Engine: 2x Kawasaki V12
Speed: 25-30 km road
Crew: 11
Suspension: Coil Springs
Time of production: Produced from 1941 to 1942
Volume of production: Total of 1 prototype produced

Credits:
Wargaming for World of Tanks
Shadowhunterrus for the extractor
Professor Heavy for the measurements
Nem for VTFEdit
Cannonfodder for his plugin
Trek for figuring out the textures
Kali for rigging advice
FastestClassic for brown textures and IJA insignia
Eun Ae Sun for her research and pictures.