Type 2 Ho-I Japanese Infantry Support Tank

The Type 2 Ho-I was an improvised Type 97 Chi-Ha with a Type 99 75mm main gun and a 7.7mm Type 97 machine gun. It was developed to provide support to both medium tanks and infantry as well as attacking anti tank defensive positions and fortifications. The Ho-I had the Type 99 gun fitted to a Chi-Ha Shinhoto turret on a Type 1 Chi-He chassis (itself a modified Chi-Ha). Only 31 Ho-I were produced between 1942 and 1944 before being cancelled in 1944.