Type 95 reconnaissance car
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The Type 95 Kurogane ("Black Metal") reconnaissance car was a Japanese scout car used during the war with China and World War II in the East. Between 1937 and 1945 approximately 4,800 were built. It was the only completely Japanese designed reconnaissance car ever used by the Japanese Army, which tended to use civilian cars.
The Type 95 could accommodate only 3 persons - two in the front and one in the back. The two-cylinder air-cooled petrol engine was an advantage in cold climates encountered in China and it had 4-wheel drive. It was unarmed and unarmoured.
- Text from Tactical and Technical Trends (see section Passenger cars), with photo
- 240 Landmarks of Japanese Automotive Technology - Type 95 Kurogane 4WD Military Personnel Carrier
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