All these tanks you have to play as hulldown snipers. One must keep in mind, however, the disappointing soft stats on the Japanese tanks; for example, be sure to aim completely, or you will usually miss horribly. Perhaps just the caliber of player grinding there first. The entire Japanese Medium line has good guns and no armor to speak of. A total of 166 Type 3 Chi-Nu tanks were produced, 55 in 1944 and 111 in 1945.
The Chi-Nu is graced with decent camo-rating due to its small size. That's pretty frustrating; you get all this extra turret armour that would have been really helpful, but now it becomes a lot harder to use. It is not a great tank for long flanks. After seeing some youtube vids by Sinz, cpt beardface I decided on the Japanese medium line. In plus side, it have what Chi-Nu kai don't: Gun Depression.
Neither its speed nor its armor makes it a close quarters fighter. It's basically a Chi Nu with legendary camouflage, right? Another project was the mounting of the much larger Type 5 75mm cannon onto the Chi-Nu. What made me chose this line is the overall capacity and balance of the tanks. In 1943, development was being hindered to resource issues, thus the Japanese feared it would take too much time until either the Chi-To or the Chi-Ri could be ready. And thus production began in Japan in anticipation of an inevitable land invasion of Japan itself.
In 1942, Japan initiated a new medium tank program of 3 projects, each being a different class of medium tank: a 47mm medium tank, a 57mm medium tank, and a 75mm medium tank. It even gets preferential matchmaking, which it doesn't at all need, but it's great nonetheless. And yes it's a good crew trainer. However, thanks to its accurate and deadly gun, the Chi-Nu makes a great second line sniper. Hull-down tactics are severely limited due to this. Stick to the second line and place accurate fire into the enemies distracted by your heavies, pushing up with them as needed. Be warned though, if spotted, it is highly advised to seek cover as the Chi-Nu makes for a soft and attractive target.
These tanks were supposed to be a new breed of anti-tank capable medium tanks. It's essentially a fully upgraded Chi-Nu, with less mobility, and more turret armor. With the introduction of the Japanese medium tank line, it has been rendered one of the most pointless premium tanks in the game due to being mostly identical to the standard Type 3 Chi-Nu. Which makes it all the better to own. What the Chi-Nu excels at is sniping and support. I certainly started noticing it on the battlefield, though! I was not happy at all with the Sta-1 at all so did not risk the gold. Edit: I forgot about the view range to camo-ratio on the Chi-Nu and Chi-To.
Most guides also have replays with commentary that provide additional insight into how each tank performs and specific tactics to use while playing World of Tanks. I like that the guns are accurate enough that you can use them to semi-snipe in the early game, but still have mobilty to help round up strays in the late-game. Make no mistake, the Chi-Nu is much more a mobile fire support tank than a real medium. While its seemed not mean much because lack of mantlet, it will enable you to shoot from place that normally inaccessible for some tank, giving you more flexibility. The Type 61 has horrid camo and armor, but amazing guns. Did I mention the tank gets penned by derp guns? If u want to be effective in Chi nu u have to be patient.
Each tank guide breaks down a specific tank into firepower, armor, mobility, miscellaneous attributes, and tactics to use to excel in that tank. It's ideal as a second line support tank or short flanker, particularly if you can find and abuse hulk down spots that don't require a lot of gun depression. However, only 60 vehicles were manufactured due to shortages of components and materials. Change is welcome at this point tbh, albeit irrelevant when you're playing. If you liked the Chi Nu and got ninjaed by the Shinobi sales, Wargaming is giving us a chance of purchasing its twin brother the Chi Nu Kai! The Type 3 Chi-Nu was the last mass-produced Japanese tank of the Second World War. The hull of the Chi-He was taking, the turret ring enlarged, and the prototype Chi-Ri Plan I's turret was taken and mounted on the hull.
For a tank which should not really be in the front line its view range is really bad. As long as you damaging someone you can still made profit. Hard to compare to the Cromwell or t34-88. A Chi-Nu taking fire from any and all enemies will wither quickly unless it can find cover. It's a great medium for Tier V. You have to be strictly second line in almost all the Japanese tanks and utilize your gun depression to pop up and shoot before going back into cover. For me, the highlight of the grind so far has definitely been the Chi-Nu.
Misc: Have i mention Chi-Nu is quite big? Nothing fancy about Chi-Nu Type 3 except it will serve you well enough until you can get next gun. Thus a quick solution was devised, a stop gap tank which would become the Chi-Nu. With that said, the Chi-Nu will never fail to reward players who can take advantage of its strengths and mitigate its weaknesses. For this review purpose, i have played tier V Chi-Nu for 50 battles and researched all modules except Chi-To. There were two plans to do so - either by mounting the Type 5 directly into the Chi-Nu's turret, or by mounting the Type 4 Chi-To's turret on the Chi-Nu chassis.
My main Jap crew is stuck in Kaiju and O-Ni, so I do need a separate one for the medium line. In short time, the 47mm class was seen obsolete and was upgrading to a 57mm tank project, whereas the remaining two projects merged into a single 75mm tank project. It's a bigger T49 but without the mobility and camo or even good gun handling. Edit: I forgot about the view range to camo-ratio on the Chi-Nu and Chi-To. Mobility: On mobility, Chi-Nu doing fine for tier V medium, especially compared to Chi-Nu Kai. I finally spend free exp to escape it and get Type 3 75mm gun. On a tier V medium that would be even more unique.