A closer look at a surviving Ha-Go, the only Japanese tank at Bovington
David Willey, the curator at The Tank Museum, talks about their captured Japanese Ha-Go in the above video.
The Tank Museum’s Type 95 was captured in Burma during WWII and was examined in Calcutta before being sent to Britain. Surviving Japanese tanks from the Second World War are extremely rare.
As for the Ha-Go, the 16-ton tank was the most numerous Japanese armored fighting vehicle ever made and saw extensive use from China to Siam. With its 37mm gun it 25mph road speed, it was roughly comparable to the M3 Stuart, though with just 12mm of armor it could easily be knocked out with a 37mm anti-tank gun (or the British comparable QF 2-pounder) from as far away as 1,400 yards, or the average bazooka later in the war at ranges much closer.