Mitsubishi Type 13 105 mm 8X8 MCV
Japan's Defense Ministry released the latest new mobile tank to the media on 09 October 2013. According to the Japanese News network, the Japanese Defense Ministry will be in the Kanagawa-ken phase of the original city of the Land Equipment Institute to open the new tank.
Japan News Network reported 09 October 2013 that the tank was developed from the Japanese Defense Technology Research Department in 2008. The total cost of research and development of 17.9 billion yen (about 1.1 billion yuan). It was named " Type 13 Mobile Tank". The tank length of 8.45 meters, 2.98 meters wide, 8 wheel drive, the highest speed of up to 100 kilometers, equipped with 105 mm main gun and heavy machine guns and other weapons, in addition to sensors and other parts, basically belong to Japan's domestic.
Japanese military commentators believe the new mobile tank, which is highly maneuverable and lightweight compared to a general tank, can be transported by the Japanese Air Defense Force's new C-2 transport, which will become the main sport-type weapon for the defense of Japan's outlying islands.
The Japanese Defense Ministry planne to use the SDF in 2016 through a 2-year running-in test.
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