I have just watched a documentary on the siege of Kohima, and aside from the courage displayed by the Allied troops towards the end of the programme it was shown that the Japanese knew the end was near when the REs built a road enabling A(!) tank to get into a fire position and give the Japanese rooty toot. The tank in question looked like a Grant, although the sponson 75 moved from the right to the left as the film was flipped. My thought was; the Japanese were not afraid of anything (irony) but as the Lee/Grant was well past its sell by date in Europe two years earlier, and the Sherman was no better, they were more than adequate against Japanese armour, so did the Allied tankies feel like they'd bought a late model Panther, and did the Japanese tank crews think, 'Damn, another invincible Grant/Sherman to be dealt with, why couldn't it be a Stuart? At least we'd have a chance?' Granted the far east theatre was not tank friendly, but most accounts seem to focus on the Japanese superiority in snipers, jungle craft, aircraft (Zero) so I just wondered. Were the Japanese the emotionless military paragons or no?