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Overview

The Type97 Light Armoured Car (九七式軽装甲車), confidential name Te-Ke (テケ) was a Japanese tankette that replaced the Type94 Light Armoured Car. The vehicle was conceived when a diesel prototype of the Type94 proved to be ridden with issues, requiring a new vehicle design. As a result, Type97 heavily resembles the Type94, the major visual changes being the relocation of the engine to the back, and shifting of the turret to the center. The Type97 replaced the Type94 on the assembly line in 1939. The main gun was intended to be a 37mm Type94, but due to issues with supply, many vehicles were instead fitted with a 7.7mm Type97 (2800 rounds). The Type97 was used to good effect as an infantry support vehicle in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Later on it primarily assumed a reconnaissance role, much like the Type94.

Variants

Type 98 Armoured Carrier, So-Da
Armored personnel and ammunition carrier built upon the Type 97 Te-Ke chassis.
Ki-To
Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun on the Te-Ke chassis.
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1919 - 1945
Tracked Vehicles
Light Tanks Tankettes Type KāTBTKType 92Type 94Te-Ke
Standard Light Tanks Ishikawajima Type 98Kawasaki Type 92Mitsubishi Type 99Model Kō TankModel Otsu TankHa-GōKe-NuKe-Ni (Kai)Ke-ToKe-RiKe-RuKe-Ho
Railroad Tanks Type95 So-Ki
Medium Tanks Standard Medium Tanks No. 1(Revised)I-Gō (Otsu)Chi-NiChi-Ha (Kai)Chi-HoChi-HeChi-Nu (Kai)Chi-To Prototype IChi-To Prototype IIExperimental Type5 Medium Tank 'Chi-Ri'Chi-Se
Medium Command Tanks Type 97 Shi-Ki
Heavy Tanks Standard Heavy Tanks Aichi-96Ishi-108Ju-NiMitsu-97Mitsu-104Type 91 Heavy TankType 95 Ro-GōType 96 Ju-IType 97 Ju-RoType 97 Ju-Ha
Super Heavy Tanks O-IMi-To
Amphibious Tanks Standard Amphibious Tanks Kawasaki Type 94SR AmphibSR-ISR-IISR-III
Special Motor Launches Type2 Ka-MiType3 Ka-ChiType4 Ka-TsuType5 To-Ku
Self-Propelled Guns Tank Destroyers Type1 Ho-Ni IType1 Ho-Ni IIType3 Ho-Ni IIIExperimental Type5 Gun Tank 'Ho-Ri'Experimental Type5 47mm Self-Propelled Gun 'Ho-Ru'Type5 Na-ToType5 Na-To II'Ji-Ro'
Self-Propelled Gun / Assault Gun So-To12cm Short Gun12cm Long GunHo-IKa-ToHo-RoHa-ToHo-Chi
Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Ki-ToTa-SeSo-KiTa-Ha
Miscellaneous Amphibious Transport FB Swamp Vehicle
Remote-Controlled Explosives Type98 Miniature Engineer Otsu
Transport & Towing Chi-Ke TractorHolt 30Komatsu 3 ton TractorType92 I-KeType92 Ni-KuType94 Yo-KeType95 Ho-FuType98 Six Ton Prime MoverT-G Crawler TruckType98 Ro-KeType98 Shi-KeType98 So-DaType 1 Ho-Ki
Misc Brasso-KiSo-RaType94 Disinfecting VehicleType94 Gas Scattering VehicleType 95 Ri-KiType 97 Ho-KType97 Cable LayerType97 Pole PlanterType 97 Chi-YiuType 96 Se-RiType 1 AOVS-K Trench ExcavatorSōkō Sagyō KiChō Gō Ki TGType100 Te-Re
Half-Track Vehicles
Combat Amphibious Offensive Chenilette St-Chamond M1921Inoma-KaminishiSumida AMP
Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 98 Ho-Ki SPAAG
Utility Transport & Towing Type95 KuroganeType98 Ho-Ki Prime MoverType1 Ho-Ha
Amphibious Transport & Towing Ishikawan Jime
Wheeled Vehicles
Combat Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Type98 Ta-Se (truck)
Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun Nissan 80
Armoured / Scout / Patrol Cars Austin Model 1918British Crossley Mk IType92 OsakaType87 Armoured CarType3 SumidaType92 ChiyodaType92 Chokei SenshaType92 Kokusan
Utility Transport & Towing Nissan 180Nissan Model 97Toyota KBToyota KCType94 TruckType97 TruckType1 TruckType2 Truck
Staff Cars Nissan 70Toyota SyokiType92 ChiyodaModel93 Staff CarModel95 KuroganeNissan Model97 Staff CarType98 Staff Car
Amphibious Transport & Towing Su-Ki Amphibious Truck
Motocycles Model 97 KuroganeSanrinsha
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