|Nana-yon Shiki E|
|Class||Main Battle Tank|
|Prerequisite||Nana-yon Shiki A, Nana-yon Shiki C|
|Variant(s)||Nana-yon Shiki G|
|Armor||Front 6 / Side 3 / Rear 1 / Top 1|
|Road Speed||110 km/h|
|Fuel Capacity||820 L|
|Type||Mechanized, Armored, Motorized|
|Main Gun||L7A3 (105mm)|
|MMG||M2 Browning (12.7mm)|
Type 74 mod E (74式戦車 E型) is a Japanese main battle tank that appears in Wargame: Red Dragon. In-game it appears as the Nana-yon Shiki E.
The Type 74E is a 50-point main battle tank available to Japan and Blue Dragons. Statistically, it is quite similar to the Leopard 1A5, a medium tank with relatively high availability, a moderate price, an excellent gun, but comparatively fragile armor. Unlike the Leopard 1A5, the Type 74E has better stabilizer and an autoloader, but its armor suffers for it, having just 6 frontal armor, meaning it can be one-shot-killed by many high-level tanks where the Leopard 1A5 might survive a round. Additionally, its speed is much more modest, and as is the case with most Japanese vehicles, its fuel economy is quite poor.
Despite this, like most medium tanks of the same or similar cost, the Type 74E can be extremely cost effective when used in groups and as ambush tanks -- its disproportionately high AP power makes it very good at close-range engagements when used in groups.
For an additional 10 deployment points, the player can get the Nana-yon Shiki G, which has much improved armor, a slightly better gun, and the addition of a 40mm grenade launcher which increases its efficiency versus soft targets by a large margin.