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The Type 94 entered service in 1935, with six vehicles assigned as a tankette company to each Infantry Division. Its design was based on that of the Carden-Loyd Mark VIb tankette, an example of which had been purchased by Japan some years earlier. It was used as a tracked tractor for towing a tracked ammunition trailer and as a reconnaissance or patrol tank. Early models had a small idler wheel held clear of the ground; later models were built with a large rear idler wheel in contact with the ground to improve cross-country performance. The Type 94 was produced in large numbers, and saw widespread service in many areas, including Malaya in 1942, Kwajalein in 1944 and Okinawa as late as 1945.

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Model Id:
4110
Manufacture:Tokyo Gas and Electric Industry Company Limited, Hino, Tokyo, Japan (Sole manufacturer 1933-1936)


1) Kubinka NIIBT Research Collection - Foreign Vehicles, Kubinka, Russia

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This is an early model Type 94 with small rear idler.

2) Nankou Tank Museum, Changping District, China

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This Type 94 is displayed in the Nankou Tank Museum in the suburbs of Beijing. It was excavated near the museum, along with the TK also on display there, in 1989. (Source: A. Takizawa).

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Model Id:
4120
Manufacture:Tokyo Gas and Electric Industry Company Limited, Hino, Tokyo, Japan (Sole manufacturer 1936-1937)


3) Wheatcroft Collection, Leicester, Britain

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This Type 94 was sold recently at auction in Australia and bought by the Wheatcroft Collection. It is a late production model and carries the serial number 11321. It was sold on behalf of the Newcastle Regional Museum, Queensland, and raised sixty four thousand Australian dollars. It was originally owned by Ken Hughes who had a museum at Wyong, New South Wales. It was previously stored in the garage of a house in Gladesville, Sydney. It appears to have been in good condition.

4) Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australia

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This Type 94 is stored at the AWM’s Treloar Centre in Mitchell, ACT. It has the serial number 88 and was captured by the 2/9 Infantry Battalion at Balikpapan, Borneo, during Operation Oboe 2, July 1945. It was shipped to Australia in December 1945 on the Winchester Victory. It is in good condition; this includes the running gear, allowing it to be pushed around manually.