Type 98 20 mm AA half-track vehicle
|Type 98 20 mm AA half-track|
|Place of origin||Empire of Japan|
|Length||12 ft 5 in (3.78 m)|
|Width||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Height||7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)|
|Type 98 20 mm AA machine cannon|
|Engine||air-cooled diesel gasoline|
|Maximum speed||25 mph (40 km/h)|
The Type 98 20 mm AA half-track vehicle was an experimental Japanese self-propelled anti-aircraft gun. It had a single 20 mm Type 98 AA cannon mounted on the back section of a Type 98 4-ton half-track. The modified vehicle used was designated the Type 98 Half-tracked Prime Mover Ko-Hi. The Type 98 Ko-Hi was first manufactured in 1938 by Isuzu.
The Type 98 4-tonners were "high speed" prime movers, capable of 25 mph when loaded. Average transport time was 10 hours road time for 125 miles. It had a diesel engine and was manned by a crew of 15 men. The rear mounted Type 98 20 mm AA autocannon was the most common light anti-aircraft gun of the Imperial Japanese Army. It had a range of 5,500 meters, altitude of 3,500 meters and could fire up to 300 rounds per minute.
- Taki's Imperial Japanese Army: Type 98 Half-tracked Prime Mover "Ko-Hi"
- War Department TM-E-30-480 Handbook on Japanese Military Forces September 1944, p. 400.
- Taki's Imperial Japanese Army: Type 98 20mm AA Machine Cannon