Ho-Ro

The Type 4 15cm self-propelled gun Ho-Ro was a self-propelled gun developed by the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II.

Country Name Origin Year
Japan 1905
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Japan View
GENERAL DATA
Other DesignationsHo-Ro
Manufacturer(s)n.a.
Production Quantityn.a.Production Periodn.a.
TypeSelf-Propelled GunCrew5
Length /hull (m)5.20Barrel Overhang (m)n.a.
Width /with skirts (m)2.33Height (m)2.36
Combat Weight (kg)16300Radio Equipmentn.a.
FIREPOWER
Primary Armament150mm Howitzer
Type 38
Ammunition Carriedn.a.
Traverse (degrees)n.a.Elevation (degrees)n.a.
Traverse speed (360°)n.a.Sightn.a.
Secondary Armamentn.a.Ammunition Carriedn.a.

MOBILITY CHARACTERISTICS
Engine Make & ModelMitsubishiNo. of Links/Trackn.a.
Type & DisplacementAir, V12Track Width33.0cm
Horsepower170hp@1800rpmTrack Ground Contact406.4cm
Power/Weight Ratio10.4 hp/tGround Pressure8.6 psi
Gearboxn.a.Ground Clearance (m)0.40
FuelDieselTurning Radius (m)n.a.
Range on/off road (km)200Gradient (degrees)n.a.
Mileage (liters/100km)n.a.Vertical Obstacle (m)n.a.
Fuel Capacity (liters)n.a.Fording (m)n.a.
Speed on/off road40 km/hTrench Crossing (m)n.a.
ARMOR PROTECTION
Armor (mm@degrees)FrontSideRearTop/Bottom
Hull12mm to 25mm
Superstructure
Gun Shield

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