Japanese 150ton tank drawing discovered

Colonial-Marine

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Any links to this article? Given the strategic transport requirements and the terrain Japan had to deal with in the Pacific their super-heavy tank efforts seem like quite the oddity to me. Does what little documentation that survived the war detail the intended purpose of these behemoths?
 
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Colonial-Marine said:
Any links to this article? Given the strategic transport requirements and the terrain Japan had to deal with in the Pacific their super-heavy tank efforts seem like quite the oddity to me. Does what little documentation that survived the war detail the intended purpose of these behemoths?
You forget the real target and prize: China.
 
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Nothing in reality, but when did that ever stop military fantasists? To whit: the Maus, Ratte etc.
 

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Please try translation. ;) L=10.1m, H=3.6m

1941年4月、旧陸軍が三菱重工に発注し、試作1号の車両部分が42年4月に初めて試運転された。機密保持のため「ミト車」(三菱重工)、「オイ車」(陸軍側)の名称のみが知られ、これまで詳しい形状や仕様は不明だった。

 図面や仕様書、試作車の報告書や作業日誌が近年、古書市場に出た。軍用車両の研究家で知られる精密模型メーカー「ファインモールド」(愛知県豊橋市)社長の鈴木邦宏さん(57)が入手し、復元模型づくりを進めている。

Iwill post other information when I get.
 

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http://wikiwiki.jp/wotanks/?O-I%20Experimental

http://www.finemolds.co.jp/FM/FM44.html
 

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The O-I is also to be found beating up lower tier tanks in World of Tanks http://worldoftanks.com/encyclopedia/vehicles/japan/j23_mi_to/ (I hate the blasted things!)

Given its availability in-game, and the models shown, drawings have obviously been available for a while!
 

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With regards as to the development of the O-I superheavy tank: http://sensha-manual.blogspot.com/2018/09/o-i-superheavy-tank-complete-history.html
 
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