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Type 61 Tank
Length: 8.19 meters
Height: 2.49 meters
Mass: 35 tons
  Powers/Weapons: Armed with a 90mm cannon; equipped with 12.7mm and 7.62mm machine guns; able to move at 45 kilometers per hour
First Appearance: Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Other Appearances: Frankenstein vs. Baragon; Invasion of Astro-Monster; The War of the Gargantuas; King Kong Escapes; Godzilla vs. Gigan; Godzilla vs. Megalon (stock footage); Terror of Mechagodzilla
Series:  Showa  


Learning from their mistakes of the Sherman and Chaffee tanks, the military of Japan created the next generation in ground forces. Equipping this new tank, a 90 mm cannon was chosen. Able to stand longer periods of firing time and shelling heavy ammo, the Type 61 Tank became a favorite of the Self Defense Force. Produced in mass quantities, the machines set across the plains and attacked their targets from healthy distances. Steel jacketed bullets were hurled at the distant kaiju with deadly force and accuracy. Because of the distance capabilities and the more powerful weapon systems, the 61 Tank would be adopted for the duration of Godzilla's presence on land.