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Type 61 main battle tank (Japan)

Country of Origin: Japan


The Type 61 main battle tank (MBT) was the first post-war Japanese-built tank and bore a close resemblance to the U.S. M47 Patton, especially in its turret, which had a long bustle extending from its upper half. The Type 61 was smaller and lighter than the M47 to suit the needs of Japanese troops and terrain.

The Type 61 had an all-welded steel hull, short glacis and driver situated at the front right side. The commander and gunner were seated in the right side of the turret with...

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