Type 4 Chi-To medium tank

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Type 4 Chi-To medium tank
Chi-To tanks in Godzilla Minus One
Height 2.87 meters[1]
Length 6.42 meters[1]
Weight 30 tonnes (30 long tons; 33 short tons)[1]
Targets Godzilla
Piloted by Multiple
First appearance Godzilla Minus One

The Type 4 Chi-To medium tank (四式中戦車 チト,   Yonshiki chūsensha Chi-To, lit. "Imperial Year 2604 Medium Tank Model 7") was a class of medium tank developed by Japan during World War II. While it was one of Japan's most advanced tank designs, only two were built by the end of the conflict and never saw use in combat.[2] Four Chi-To tanks—two more than the total built in real life—appear in the 2023 Godzilla film Godzilla Minus One, where they are used in an attempt to defend Tokyo from Godzilla.


Reiwa era

Godzilla Minus One

Godzilla rampaged through Tokyo's Ginza district unopposed until four Type 4s positioned in front of the National Diet Building fired on him. Smoke from the shells obscured his form, causing the citizens below to wonder if he had been killed—until he emerged unscathed. Godzilla paused as his dorsal fins began to protrude from his back and emit a blue glow one-by-one. In a split second, his dorsal plates retracted and he thrust his head forward, firing a blue atomic heat ray from his mouth that obliterated the tanks and produced a nuclear explosion that flattened most of the surrounding area.



Type 4 Chi-To medium tanks are armed with a Type 5 75mm tank gun and two Type 97 heavy tank machine guns. In Godzilla Minus One, only the 75mm tank guns were used against Godzilla.




This is a list of references for Type 4 Chi-To medium tank. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tomczyk, p. 30
  2. Ryall, Julian (12 April 2013). "Japan search for super tank that never saw action". The Telegraph.



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