Название: Japanese Medium Tanks (AFV Weapons Profile 49)
Автор: Tomio Hara
Издательство: Profile Publications
Формат: PDF в RAR
The development or Japanese tanks started from 1925. The first tank on the agenda was a medium sized main battle tank; however, with the outbreak of the China Incident, requirements for a light tank with mobility, a tankette for scouting and liaison, heavily armed tanks for fire support, an amphibious tank for special missions, an engineering tank, etc., ranging into many varieties, all suddenly became necessary. Eventually, production was increased to meet the demand which ultimately made Japan into one of the leading tank producing nations in the world. Of these armoured vehicles, this Profile deals with the history of medium tanks.