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Type 3 Chi-Nu
Chi-Nu 1
Role Light tank
Operators Japan
No. of positions 2
Position 1 Driver
75mm gun
Position 2 7.7mm machine gun

Type 3 Chi-Nu is a Japanese medium tank.


The Chi-Nu was based on the Type 1 Chi-He, which was an improved Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha with better armour while retaining the same 47mm Type 1 gun and Shinhoto turret. However the 47mm gun was deemed insufficient against American tanks, particularly the Sherman, hence Chi-Nu was developed by housing a 75mm Type 3 gun in a new turret on the Type 1 Chi-He chassis. The tank gun was modified from the Type 90 field gun, which was also used on the Type 1 Ho-Ni I tank destroyer.

The Chi-Nu was reserved in Japanese home islands in anticipation for the projected Allied invasion, but it never saw combat as a result of the Japanese surrender in August 1945.

In Battlegroup42 the Chi-Nu appears in fictive scenarios such as 4508-Yamashita Treasure.

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