Image: Ka-Mi (Australian War Memorial)
Vehicle TypeLight Amphibious Tank
Origin & Designer[@designer]
Numbers Produced184
Crew6 (Commander, Gunner, Loader, Mechanic, Radio Operator & Driver)
Main Armament1 x Type 1 37mm L/45.9 Gun
Main Armament[@sponson_traverse]
Elevation-11° to +5.5°
Turret Traverse360° (Manual)
Gun Traverse[@gun_traverse]
Gun Mount[@gun_mounts]
Maximum Range[@maximum_range]
Armour Penetration[@armour_penetration]
Gun SightTelescopic
Secondary Armament2 x Type 97 7.7mm Machine Guns (Coaxial & Bow)
Smoke Discharger[@smoke_discharger]
Ammunition Carried132 x 37mm & 3.500 x 7.7mm
Length7.42m (With Floats)
4.80m (Without Floats)
Combat Weight12.300 kg (With Floats)
9.150 kg (Without Floats)
Ground Clearance0.35m
Fording DepthFloats
Trench Crossing2.01m
Obstacle Clearance0.74m
Climbing Ability30°
RadioType 96 Mk. 4
ArmourHull Front: 13mm
Hull Sides: 11mm
Hull Rear: 9mm
Hull Top: 9mm
Hull Bottom: 9mm
Gun Mantle: 13mm
Turret Front: 13mm
Turret Sides: 9mm
Turret Rear: 9mm
Turret Top: 9mm
EngineMitsubishi NVD 115 HP (Diesel)
Transmission4 Forward & 1 Reverse
Maximum Road Range200 km
Maximum Cross Country Range150 km
Maximum Water Range150 km
Maximum Road Speed37 kph
Maximum Cross Country Speed10 kph
Maximum Water Speed9.5 kph
NotesThe Ka-Mi was an amphibious tank which was based on the Ha-Go light tank. It had a water tight hull and used pontoons to give buoyancy. It had a pair of rudders and a two propellers, which were powered by the tanks engine. Once on dry land the pontoons were jettisoned and the vehicle operated like a standard light tank. It was armed with a 37mm gun and two machine guns. It came too late to be involved in the role it was designed for, but some saw action on the various islands fought for during the pacific campaign.