For other Type 97 items, check the Type 97 Disambiguation.
The Type97 Te-Ke (九七式軽装甲車 テケ Kyū-Nana-Shiki Kei-Sōkōsha Te-Ke) was a Japanese tankette that replaced the Type94 TK. The vehicle was conceived when a diesel prototype of the Type94 TK proved to be ridden with issues, requiring a new vehicle design. As a result, Te-Ke heavily resembles the TK, the major visual changes being the relocation of the engine to the back, and shifting of the turret to the center. The Te-Ke replaced the TK 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 Te-Ke 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 TK.
Armored personnel and ammunition carrier built upon the Type97 Te-Ke chassis.
|Japanese Land Vehicles of WWII - Half-Tracks|
|Transport & Towing||Type 95 Kurogane • Type 98 Ho-Ki Prime Mover • Type 1 Ho-Ha|
|Amphibious Transport & Towing||Ishikawan Jime|
|Amphibious Offensive||Chenilette St-Chamond M1921 • Inoma-Kaminishi • Sumida AMP|
|Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Gun||Type 98 Ho-Ki SPAAG|
|Japanese Land Vehicles of WWII - Wheeled|
|Armoured / Scout / Patrol Cars||British Crossley Mk I • Type 92 Osaka • Type 87 Armoured Car • Type 3 Sumida • Type 92 Chiyoda • Type 92 Chokei Sensha • Type 92 Kokusan|
|Transport & Towing||Nissan 180 • Nissan Model 97 • Toyota KB • Toyota KC • Type 94 Truck • Type 97 Truck • Type 1 Truck • Type 2 Truck|
|Staff Cars||Nissan 70 • Toyota Syoki • Type 92 Chiyoda • Model 93 Staff Car • Model 95 Kurogane • Nissan Model 97 Staff Car • Type 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 Kurogane • Sanrinsha|