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Big, protected, surprisingly mobile, and armed with powerful guns firing a special set of shells, the game’s first Japanese tank destroyers will immediately make you respect them. And when the four new tank destroyers enter the battle, no one will survive their onslaught. Learn about them now and prepare to research a new Tier X vehicle!
Tier VII. Chi-To SPG
Researched after the Chi-To for 43,400. Cost: 1,345,000.
Many enemy shells will simply bounce off this tank destroyer’s armor, especially if they’re fired from medium or long range. Considering its great armor, the mobility of the Chi-To SPG is inspiring. Its suspension, taken from a medium tank, has a max speed of 45 km/h, a high power-to-weight ratio, and decent maneuverability.
The most difficult aspect is to get a better gun than the stock one, which has quite low penetration. You’ll have to take more frequent risks until you unlock the top gun. On the bright side, with the top 105 mm gun, the Chi-To SPG will penetrate 215 mm using standard shells and 265 using alternative ones to inflict over 2,500 HP of damage per minute. Put holes in enemy tanks at any distance without having to aim at their weak spots!
Tier VIII. Ho-Ri Type I
Researched after the Chi-To SPG for 76,950. Cost: 2,570,000.
Thanks to a max speed of 45 km/h and good specific power, the Ho-Ri Type I moves almost like a medium tank or a very mobile heavy tank. The armor of its cabin reaches 190 mm, but the enemy will easily spot its weak places at medium or close range. This tank destroyer’s weak spots are the cabin sides or the vertical parts of the armor. At the same time, many shots will be blocked by the big, thick gun mantlet.
The stock gun of this monster should be familiar to you as it’s from the Chi-To SPG. It works great at Tier VIII, so you’ll easily collect the XP required for the top gun. And when you have it, even seven samurai won’t be able to put up a fight. 248 mm of penetration and 400 HP of damage with a standard shell and 297 mm and 340 HP of damage with an improved one! Add good accuracy and 6 shots per minute, and this huge ship gun deserves to be on a Tier X vehicle!
Tier IX. Ho-Ri Type II
Researched after the Ho-Ri Type I for 160,000. Cost: 3,450,000.
The second variant of the Ho-Ri tank destroyer is a lot heavier, causing it to lose some speed and maneuverability while adding more protection. Its sloped frontal armor survives almost any hit, but the vertical 190 mm armor of the cabin will frequently make you lose HP. Try to sidescrape when under fire. Even a small change in the hull’s position will give you a greater chance to reduce damage taken. Use this trick!
The stock gun of the Ho-Ri Type II resembles the one of the Maus. It has 246 mm of penetration, 460 HP of damage, 11 seconds of reloading time, and good accuracy. However, even this ‘Maus gun’ looks like a child’s toy in comparison to the top gun, which has 290 mm of penetration with a standard AP shell and 340 mm with an improved one while dealing 560 and 545 HP of damage respectively. Almost every shot from this gun will inflict damage and bring you closer to an even more devastating vehicle: the Ho-Ri Type III.
Tier X. Ho-Ri Type III
Researched after the Ho-Ri Type II for 271,000. Cost: 6,100,000.Welcome to the top of the mountain! Here, surrounded by white blooming sakuras, it listens to the silence and meditates to the sound of running water. The name of this honorable vehicle is the Ho-Ri Samurai. This mighty warrior maintains extreme calm, yet is full of pulsating fury. The Samurai skillfully controls its anger, focuses it, and channels it into one accurate and lethal strike with its katana-gun, showing no mercy.
The cabin and upper part of the hull, which have 250 mm of armor, may not look too impressive at Tier X, but this protection will block many shells coming from long and medium distances. Your sidescraping skills will be put to good use. In close combat, the enemy will be able to penetrate this tank destroyer if they aim at the driver’s hatch and the vertical part of the hull armor.
And its gun… It isn’t the best in single-shot damage, but it takes 560 or 545 HP from the enemy every 10-11 seconds. And a look closer at its characteristics reveals a standard AP shell penetrates 310 mm and an improved one 380 mm! If you don’t want to achieve penetration, you’ll need to aim as badly as possible and ask luck to stay away. The Ho-Ri Type III cuts through enemy armor like a katana through lettuce! The Ho-Ri Samurai will serve you with honor, so command it with wisdom!