For other Type 97 items, check the Type 97 Disambiguation.
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.
Armored personnel and ammunition carrier built upon the Type97 Te-Ke chassis.
Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun on the Te-Ke chassis.
| Land Vehicles of Imperial Japan |
1919 - 1945
|Combat||Amphibious Offensive||Chenilette St-Chamond M1921 • Inoma-Kaminishi • Sumida AMP|
|Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun||Type 98 Ho-Ki SPAAG|
|Utility||Transport & Towing||Type95 Kurogane • Type98 Ho-Ki Prime Mover • Type1 Ho-Ha|
|Amphibious Transport & Towing||Ishikawan Jime|
|Combat||Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun||Type98 Ta-Se (truck)|
|Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun||Nissan 80|
|Armoured / Scout / Patrol Cars||Austin Model 1918 • British Crossley Mk I • Type92 Osaka • Type87 Armoured Car • Type3 Sumida • Type92 Chiyoda • Type92 Chokei Sensha • Type92 Kokusan|
|Utility||Transport & Towing||Nissan 180 • Nissan Model 97 • Toyota KB • Toyota KC • Type94 Truck • Type97 Truck • Type1 Truck • Type2 Truck|
|Staff Cars||Nissan 70 • Toyota Syoki • Type92 Chiyoda • Model93 Staff Car • Model95 Kurogane • Nissan Model97 Staff Car • Type98 Staff Car|
|Amphibious Transport & Towing||Su-Ki Amphibious Truck|
|Motocycles||Model 97 Kurogane • Sanrinsha|