GSDF to lose some tanks, get fast-attack vehicles for isles

Nov 22, 2013

GSDF to lose some tanks, get fast-attack vehicles for isles

The government plans to include deployment of 300 high-speed combat vehicles armed with cannons in its new defense program guidelines to bolster security in the Senkaku Islands and other islets near China and Taiwan, a government source said. The Defense Ministry meanwhile plans to ...

Lake Hamana searched for WWII sunken tank

Apr 17, 2013

Lake Hamana searched for WWII sunken tank

by Shogo Takagi

A project is under way to find a “phantom tank” at the bottom of Lake Hamana in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. The Imperial Japanese Army produced two Type 4 Chi-To medium-heavy tanks on a trial basis near the end of World War II, utilizing what ...