Type92 Jū-Sōkōsha side view

The Type92 Heavy Armoured Car (九二式重装甲車 Kyū-Ni-Shiki Jū-Sōkōsha) was the first indigenous Japanese tankette. In the 1920's, Japan had tested and imported various European tankettes, and it was decided that a vehicle should be designed based upon the knowledge gained.. Following the failure of prior primitive designs, the Type92 Jū-Sōkōsha was conceived. It was designed for cavalry use, and as such was designated as a heavy armoured car, rather than a tankette. This was the result of sectionalism within the IJA: Tanks were used by infantry, and cavalry could not operate them. Though initially troublesome, the tank proved to be fairly effective overall, demonstrating its usefulness in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Production was plagued with issues, and in the end, only 167 vehicles were produced. While the vehicle saw gradual changes to armament, there were no official production variants. Changes to the vehicle included replacing the hull gun with a 13.2mm Type92 heavy machine cannon. Another modification added an external machine gun mount for mounting an additional Type91 6.5mm. Later improvements included a new drive train and new suspension. The 37mm Type94 tank gun was also tested in the vehicle. Some Type 92 Heavy Armoured Cars are said to have been fitted with the 20mm Type98 anti aircraft gun, though there is no known documentation to support this.


SR Amphib

Experimental amphibious vehicle based upon the Type92 Jū-Sōkōsha.

Japan Empire Japanese Land Vehicles of WWII Japan Empire Army - Tracked
Light Tanks Tankettes TypeKa MG VehicleType92 Jū-SōkōshaType94 TKType97 Te-Ke
Standard Light Tanks Renault KōIJ Fiat 3000Renault OtsuType 95 Ha-GōType98 Ke-Ni KōType98 Ke-Ni OtsuType98 Ke-Ni ProductionType2 Ke-ToType3 Ke-RiType4 Ke-NuType5 Ke-Ho
Railroad Tanks Type95 So-Ki (Armoured Railcar)
Medium Tanks Standard Medium Tanks Medium Mark A WhippetExperimental IVickers Mark CExperimental IIType89 I-Gō PrototypeType89 I-Gō KōType89 I-Gō OtsuType97 Chi-NiType97 Chi-HaType97 Chi-Ha KaiType98 Chi-HoType1 Chi-HeType2 Ho-IMedium Tank 3Medium Tank IVType 3 Chi-NuType3 Chi-Nu KaiType3 Chi-Nu IIType4 Chi-To IType4 Chi-To IIType4 Chi-To IIIType5 Chi-Ri IType 5 Chi-Ri IIType5 Chi-Ri IIIChi-Se
Medium Command Tanks Type97 Shi-Ki
Heavy Tanks Standard Heavy Tanks Mark IV FemaleType91 Heavy TankType95 Ro-GōType96 Ju-IType96 Ju-I KaiType97 Ju-RoType97 Ju-Ro KaiMitsu-104 Ju-HaIshi-108 Ju-NiHeavy Tank VHeavy Tank VI
Super Heavy Tanks O-IType4 O-RoType5 O-Ro II
Amphibious Tanks Standard Amphibious Tanks SR AmphibSR-ISR-IISR-III
Special Motor Launches Type2 Ka-MiType3 Ka-ChiType4 Ka-TsuType5 To-Ku
Self-Propelled Guns Tank Destroyers So-ToType 1 Ho-Ni IType 1 Ho-Ni IIType3 Ho-Ni IIIType5 Ho-Ri IType5 Ho-Ri IIType5 Ho-Ri IIIType5 Ho-RuType5 Na-ToType 5 Na-To II
Self-Propelled Gun / Assault Gun Ji-RoType 97 Chi-Ha Naval Short GunType 97 Chi-Ha Naval Long GunType 2 Ho-IType 5 Ka-ToType 4 Ho-RoType 5 Ho-ChiType 5 Na-To IType 5 Na-To II
Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Ki-ToTa-SeSo-KiTa-Ha
Self-Propelled Howitzer Type 4 Ho-RoType4 Ha-To
Miscellaneous Amphibious Transport FB Swamp Vehicle
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
Japan Empire Japanese Land Vehicles of WWII Japan Empire Army - Half-Tracks
Transport & Towing Type 95 KuroganeType 98 Ho-Ki Prime MoverType 1 Ho-Ha
Amphibious Transport & Towing Ishikawan Jime
Amphibious Offensive Chenilette St-Chamond M1921Inoma-KaminishiSumida AMP
Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 98 Ho-Ki SPAAG
Japan Empire Japanese Land Vehicles of WWII Japan Empire Army - Wheeled
Armoured / Scout / Patrol Cars British Crossley Mk IType 92 OsakaType 87 Armoured CarType 3 SumidaType 92 ChiyodaType 92 Chokei SenshaType 92 Kokusan
Transport & Towing Nissan 180Nissan Model 97Toyota KBToyota KCType 94 TruckType 97 TruckType 1 TruckType 2 Truck
Staff Cars Nissan 70Toyota SyokiType 92 ChiyodaModel 93 Staff CarModel 95 KuroganeNissan Model 97 Staff CarType 98 Staff Car
Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 98 Ta-Se (truck)
Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun Nissan 80
Amphibious Transport & Towing Su-Ki Amphibious Truck
Motocycles Model 97 KuroganeSanrinsha

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