Japanese camouflages

Original poster: Daigensui (US forums)

Well, it looks like the Japanese tech tree sure will have some interesting camouflage patterns – and there will be no shortage of those!

Type 61 (probably Japanese tier 9 by the way) trials, 1978







Type 61 – camouflage drawings





Type 74 – camouflage drawings

(Type 74 most likely won’t be in the game, but one of his prototypes will)





And a bonus: the picture of ST-B1/2, most likely the tier 10 Japanese medium branch tank

STB1 Small 003

39 thoughts on “Japanese camouflages

  1. I think that that zebra alike camouflage ain’t gonna be popular :P

    btw, that tier X has that british gun? The L7A or whatever?

    • Soviet hate only applies to something when soviets are using it. Or the Chinese.

    • It looks much more like a Leo Proto as a T54.
      Rly i dont see where you see a T54 here

      • Maybe in the hemyspherical shape of the turret? Or the angling of the frontal armor? Both are T54 like.

        Dont get me wrong, its great looking in my opinion. Im just confused about sensing no soviet hate.

    • That looks like Leo 1 more thant T-54… Go get your vision checked Treborn.

      • So its ok to be a copy/paste of german tank. You guys only rage when its a copy/paste of a soviet tank.

    • To me, it’s always looked like a *combination* of a Leo I and T-54 (been aware of it for a few months).

  2. That tier X med looks so shiny! I hope it gets a shiny finish ingame too.

  3. This is getting ridiculous in how far WG is willing to stretch the timeline for certain tank trees (Japan and China). The M1 prototypes were delivered and undergoing testing by 1976. There’s no legitimate excuse for not including those into the game, also.

    • It’s not just the timeline, it’s also the fact of whether or not they can realistically balance it, among other things. They’re not gonna put in a tank in such a way that it’s literally but a shadow of its real life counterpart, and in some cases such as with the Abrams, this would end up in the tank being rediculously OP even when balanced as best as possible.

    • STB-1 was 1969. Type 74 was rejected specifically because it was produced after 1970.

      More importantly, Type 74 was a decade late when compared to comparative tanks, with the sole exception of the hydropneumatic suspension.

    • Type 61 went into production in 1961. What we’re seeing are testing of camouflage in 1978, just like how M60s got the Dual Texture Gradient in the 1970s.

  4. Would it be possible to get similar articles of the other nations too?

  5. Japanese get later tanks cause their development was far behind. The Type 61 (1960s tank, the images are from 1978) is not comparable in any way to say, the Leopard.

    As for the camo, that hex camo pattern, what’s the point of that?

  6. I’m afraid, Type 61 will be underpovered for tier 9. It has paperthin hull armor (max.: 50 mm), a poor 90mm gun and 45km/h top speed. In paper, it would be the weakest medium in the game. OK, allready WG will get him a better gun, but it smells like a tier8 tank.

    But, Type 74 (ST-B1/2) is a pretty nice and fair tank for tier 10.

  7. >Wikipedia: Type 61 tank Armor 55 mm(hull) – 114 mm(turret)

    Not JGSDF official spec.
    The past 50 years, JGSDF did not release Armor spec.
    Its a guess of the Japanese tank researcher.

  8. Concern for WG:
    Does WG contact a Japanese tank researchers and MHI tank designers?

    An example:
    Ikuo Hyashi 林磐男: MHI tank designer (STA, Type 61, STB, Type 74).
    Shigeo Otaka 大高繁雄: MHI tank designer (100ton tank, Type 3, Type 4).

  9. more example:

    Yasuhumi Kunimoto 国本康文: Japanese tank researcher
    Kunihiro Suzuki 鈴木邦宏: Japanese tank researcher. A company “Fine Molds” president.
    Jiro Sayama 佐山二郎: Japanese cannon and tank researcher.
    Masao Fujita 藤田昌雄: Japanese army equipment and tank researcher.
    Mitsuharu Huruze 古是三春: Japanese tank researcher.

  10. WoT US forums (Soukoudragon and Daigensui etc) Japanese tanks knowledge is translation of the their books.

  11. In the drawings:
    1. Winter
    2. Summer
    3. Summer
    4. Summer
    5. Winter
    6. Desert
    7. Desert
    8. Winter