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Item title: Japanese armoured forces
Title (kanji)
Location:Australian War Memorial (AWM55 12/88)
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AJRP module: Australian War Memorial official records
AJRP series: Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) publications
AJRP sub-series: ATIS research reports
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Location details
Institution: Australian War Memorial
Call number: AWM55 12/88
Inst. series: AWM55
Inst. sub-series: AWM55 12/-
Item: RR-116
Item qualities
Quantity / desc: 104 pages
Access: Open
Item type: Unpublished, Official
Category: Information report
Item content
Creation date (d/m/y): 16/3/1945
Conflict code: Pacific War (1941-1945)
Australian unit names:
Allied unit names:
Japanese unit names:Tora Div
Chinese Army General Staff
Languages: English
Melanesia (PNG, Irian Jaya & Solomon Islands)
Malaya–British Borneo (Malaysia & Singapore)
China–Hong Kong
Content: This is an Allied Translator and Interpreter Section (ATIS) research report issued on 16 March 1945 on Japanese armoured forces. The first section of the report consists of a Chinese Army General Staff document, dated 14 June 1944, on a Japanese armoured division, and covers organisation, distribution of personnel, vehicles and weapons. The bulk of the report contains data on the organisation, chronology and significant personalities in various Japanese armoured divisions, groups, brigades, regiments, units and companies. The report also contains details on the selection and training of personnel, data on armoured vehicles (tankettes, light tanks, medium tanks, heavy tanks, amphibious tanks and other vehicles), information on the production and design of armoured vehicles, and tank battle tactics. The appendix includes a break down of the Chinese General Army Staff study, an organisation table for the Tora Division, gun firing charts, charts on tank data and characteristics, and conventional signs and abbreviations for armoured cars and tanks.
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Last modified:03/05/2009 09:03:37 AM
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