When you think about it the Type 61 is actually a very good tank design, apart from the dubious property of twin main guns. Really it's only flaw is being a tank in a mecha series.
That which does not kill me has made a grave tactical error. (talk) 15:11, December 22, 2014 (UTC)
Personally I have zero idea why anybody bothered with the A5 variant at all.
There is already the Minovsky particle that waived everything that made mobile suits impractical in real-life, and the A5 is for all intents and purposes a "New Type only" model (inter-War French tank anyone? See how that worked out for the French during World War 2).