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Shattered Jade: Japanese Götterdämmerung, 1945-1947

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  • #91
    Originally posted by johns624 View Post
    Just a question--what was the supply situation for the Japanese mainland armies? They wouldn't be getting anymore from the homeland in this scenario.
    After the July bombing of the Kure Naval yards sunk the remaining fleet, they were essentially cut off.

    Japan in mid 1945 had only 785,000 tons of merchant shipping, most of which http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Bombi...ure_(July_1945)

    was small vessels under 200 tons each.
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    • #92
      According to the sources above, the Japanese lost 30 tanks and 29 other Armored Fighting Vehicles during the battle (59 total) out of 182 tanks and an unknown, presumably similar number of other AFVs committed to the fight. The Soviets, on the other hand, committed 498 tanks and 385 armored vehicles, and lost 397.
      I'm not sure that Japanese had so much tanks since they had just two regiments of tanks.
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      • #93
        Originally posted by Emtos View Post
        I'm not sure that Japanese had so much tanks since they had just two regiments of tanks.
        The figure for total Japanese tank strength comes from "The Great Soviet Encyclopedia" (1979 version). I still do not know how many other armored vehicles they had, besides tanks, as there is no mention of these figures anywhere. According to Alvin D Coox, the so-called "Yasuoka Detachment" which lead the Japanese armored attack on the 1st Army Group numbered 87 tanks and represented the main armored grouping of the Japanese during that battle. However, the Japanese forces (23rd division and 26th regiment of the 7th division) had tanks attached to them as well, which may account for the remainder.
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        • #94
          This is really turning into the "USSR vs Japan debate" thread. Maybe we should create a separate thread for this topic alone...?
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