M61A5 Tank Type 5


Model number: M61A5
Code name: Tank Type 5
Unit type: main battle tank
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: UC 0061
Accommodation: 1 pilot and 1 gunner in standard cockpit
Dimensions: overall height 3.9 meters; overall length 11.6 meters; overall width 3.9 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: unknown
Propulsion: 2 x engine-driven caterpillar tread: maximum speed 90 km/h
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x 4-tube smoke discharger, mounted on either side of turret; optional additional skirt armor
Fixed armaments: 2 x 155mm cannon, mounted on turret; M-60 13.2mm machine gun, mounted on back of turret; M-299 machine gun, mounted in cupola

The M61A5 Tank Type 5 was an upgraded version of the Earth Federation Forces’ Type 61 Tank. The M61A5 used a pair of 155mm cannons instead of the original’s 150mm. These cannons could utilize multiple types of ammunition rounds. The M61A5 was also armed with M-60 and M-299 anti-personnel machine guns, and it also featured smoke dischargers. One M61A5 unit used by Herman Yandell in Europe was further customized by the addition of side skirt armor. Yandell’s unit was destroyed in combat against a custom colored MS-06J Zaku II.

Pilot(s): Herman Yandell, Laban Surat, Morgan, Abramov
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team
Original mechanical designer: Kimitoshi Yamane


Rear view (Version 1)

Gundam: The 08th M.S. Team Info

Takeyuki Kanda
Umanosuke Iida

Akira Okeya
Hiroaki Kitajima

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Hajime Katoki
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer(s):
Toshihiro Kawamoto
Tomoaki Kado

Musical Composer:
Kouhei Tanaka

12 episodes; 1 compilation movie

Video Release:
Japan 01.25.1996 – 07.25.1999
U.S. 07.03.2001 – 01.22.2002

Theatrical Release:
Japan 08.01.1998


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