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ID number F07319
Title Trials by HQ 7 Australian Division of first Japanese tankette captured complete
Collection Film
Object type To be confirmed
Maker O'Halloran, John Frederick M (Cinematographer)
Place made Borneo: Balikpapan
Date made 7 September 1945
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Measurement 2 min 20 sec
Video Download video 10.27 MB
Note Open


Captured on 1 July 1945, by 'A' Company, 2/9 Australian Infantry Battalion, AIF, at Klandasan, this [Type 94] tankette was the first of its kind to be found intact in South West Pacific area by Australian troops. Crew consisted of two - driver and gunner. Armament: one 17.7mm machine gun, weight approximately 3 tons. NX114685 Trooper Brian Edwin Bourke and NX123601 Lieutenant Vincent Douglas Ferns, both from 1 Australian Armoured Regiment, 'B' Squadron, who tested the tankette. This tankette is an exhibit at the Australian War Memorial.

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