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Type 93 Armoured Car
Dispatched armored cars of the Shanghai Special Naval Force just after the Murder of Oyama and Saito.jpg
Japanese armored cars in the Battle for Shanghai. A Type 93 is second from left.
Place of origin  Empire of Japan
Production history
Designed 1933
Manufacturer Ishikawajima Motorcar Factory
Weight 7.5 tons
Length 6.55 meters
Width 1.91 meters
Height 2.95 meters
Crew 6

Armor 10 mm
7.7mm MG
Slits for rifles or light machine guns
Engine gasoline (petrol)
40 hp
Suspension wheeled
241 km (150 mi)
Speed 40 km/h road, 59.5 km/h rail

The Type 93 Armoured Car (九三式装甲自動車?) was an armoured car used by the Empire of Japan during World War II.

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The Type 93 was specifically designed to be operated on rail or roads.[1] For that purpose, it was equipped with two kinds of wheels: flanged steel wheels for railroad use, and solid rubber tires for roads. They were used extensively in China.

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