15. "RE: Galactipedia: Armorsport"
In response to message #0
>"Classic" Tankery, played under the original pre-Contact rules, >permits only the use of AFVs designed and built on Earth before the >surrender of Nazi Germany to end the European phase of that planet's >Second World War, May 8, 1945. Some extremely strict forms of >sensha-dō take that restriction even further and require that >teams limit themselves only to equipment that would logically have >been operated by one combatant force in that war (e.g., all Soviet >equipment, all German, or mixed UK and US hardware), but that rule is >considered archaic and optional even under the modern Co-Prosperity >Sphere Ministry for Sport regulations.
Given the combatants mentioned here -- and the cutoff date -- I take it not even the Co-Prosperity Sphere's Tankers think that their WW2-era's namesake's tanks are worth bothering with?