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CFS Macro Shinhoto Medium Tank CFS Version of a WWII ground vehicle. The Shinhoto was an Japanese Medium Tank of the Second World War. It was built by mounting the 47mm gun on the chassis of a Type 97 medium tank Chi-Ha, with a redesigned turret. The shortcomings of the Type 97 Medium Tank, with its low-velocity 57 mm gun, became clear during the Nomonhan Incident against the Soviet Union. the 45 mm gun of the Soviet BT-5 and BT-7 tanks outranged the Japanese tank gun, resulting in heavy Japanese losses. This convinced the Army of the need for a more powerful gun, and development of a new 47 mm weapon began in 1939 and was completed in 1941. The Type 1 47mm tank gun was designed specifically to counter the Soviet 45mm tank gun. The 47 mm guns longer barrel generated much higher muzzle velo
Show more... city, resulting in armor penetration superior to that of the 57 mm gun. For the periods 1942 & 1943, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries production of the improved Model 97 with the new 47 mm gun became standard. However, this did necessitate a larger turret, consequently the turret design was taken from the Type 1 Chi-He medium tank to resolve this issue, and the new version was designated Type 97 Improved Medium Tank or Shinhoto Chi-Ha (new turret). Approximately 300 of the older Type 97s were also upgraded to use the new gun. The 47 mm gun was easily capable of dealing with the armor of the American M3 Stuart light tanks, though it had difficulty going head to head with the heavier M4 Sherman medium tanks. However, as the Imperial Japanese Army General Staff believed that any tanks fielded by the Allied nations would only be of the lighter types, the lack of capability against heavier armor was considered acceptable. Regardless of the opinions of the Staff Officers, the reality was that steel for the Imperial Armys tanks would have to take a back seat to the Imperial Navys need for warship construction. Consequently, the Japanese army would have to accept thinner and lighter tanks if they wanted lots of them. I have created this api macro with Easy Object Designer (EOD), Version 2. 2. 85 (Matthias Br ckner), to generate the static Shinhoto Medium Tank, with use of BMP transparent textures, oriented to CFS scenery designers and that they work with Airport 2. 0 or later. This macro was tested only in CFS1 sceneries, but I believe that can work without problems in CFS2-3 and FS2000-2002. All mine API macros, could be included on objects libraries with crash detection (for CFS missions), but must be distributed with the original API-MACRO copyright. Edmundo Abad Santiago-Chile May 2011 Show less...

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