Japanese Type 95 HA-GO Tank

Most Widely Used Japanese Tank
The vehicle in this exhibit is a reproduction of the Type 95 Ha-Go Light Tank, the most widely produced Japanese tank of World War II. It filled the need for a light tank with a sufficiently large main gun that, unlike the Type <89 Medium Tank, could keep pace with motorized infantry units.

A Classic Asymmetric Layout
Design work started in 1933, with Mitsubishi beginning production three years later. The tank featured a classic Japanese layout with an asymmetric turret and rear machine gun powered by a diesel engine. It weighed just half as much as the Type 89.

The Only Enemy Tank to Reach U.S. Soil
Type 95s emerged on the Manchurian front in 1937 during the Second Sino-Japanese War. During World War II they were used throughout the Pacific Theater. They landed in the Aleutian Islands in 1942, making them the only enemy tanks to reach the United States.

No Match for Heavier U.S. Armor
In December of 1941, Type 95s faced off against M3 Stuart light tanks in the first U.S. Army tank battle of World War II. While the Japanese tanks held their own against the M3s, they were ineffective again the heavier armor of U.S. medium tanks deployed later in the war.


  • CREW: 3 - Commander, Gunner and Driver
  • DIMENSIONS: Length 14 ft 4 in / Width 6 ft 9 in / Height 7 ft 0 in
  • COMBAT WEIGHT: 16,200 lbs
  • FUEL CAPACITY: 27 gallons main tank, 7 gallons reserve
  • PERFORMANCE: Max road speed 28 mph; Range 130 miles
  • ARMAMENT: 37mm main gun with 130 rounds
  • 2x 7.7mm machine guns with 3,300 rounds