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Type 98 So-Da
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Type 98 So-Da
Type Ammunition carrier[1]
Place of origin  Empire of Japan
Production history
Produced 1941-?[2]
Specifications (Type 98 So-Da[2])
Weight 5 tons
Length 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)
Width 1.9 m (6 ft 3 in)
Height 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Crew 2

Armor max 12 mm
Engine diesel engine
65 PS/2300 rpm
Payload capacity 1 ton[1]
Suspension Bell crank
Speed 40 km/h (25 mph)

The Type 98 So-Da (九八式装甲運搬車 ソダ Kyūhachi-shiki Sōkounpansha So-Da?) was an ammunition carrier used by the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. In addition it could also tow artillery and carry personnel.[citation needed]

APC captured by 6th Rajputana Rifles in Burma, Feb 1945

History and development

After the introduction of the Type 97 Te-Ke tankette, an unarmed version Type 98 So-Da appeared, designed to serve in the role of ammunition carrier.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Skrzypacz, Marcin (2005). ""Type 98 So-Da" in Encyklopedia Uzbrojenia". Archived from the original on February 2, 2008.  via
  2. 2.0 2.1 Type 1 Ho-Ha at "Taki's Home Page - Imperial Japanese Army" website


  • Foss, Christopher F (2002). The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles: The Comprehensive Guide to over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles from 1915 to the Present Day. Thunder Bay Press. ISBN 1-57145-806-9. 

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