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  1. Type 60 APC MAT

    The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Type 60 Armored Personnel Carrier was the first of its type for the JGSDF; Developed in the late 1950's the Type 60 was accepted into service in 1960. Typically crewed by four (Commander, Driver, and two Gunners); and with the ability to carry 6 soldiers in its troop compartment. The vehicle weighed in at 11.8 tons; and was powered by a air-cooled Mitsubishi 8HA21WT V8 Turbo Diesel making 220 horsepower at 2400 RPM; allowing for a 18.6 hp/ton ratio and a top speed of 45 Km/h. The vehicle was protected by steel thick enough to only protect itself from small arms fire and artillery fragments. Standard armament included a 12.7mm M2 Browning on the roof; and a 7.62mm M1919 Browning in the hull. In the 1980's the M1919 was then replaced by the 7.62mm Type 74 machine gun. The vehicle remained in service with the JGSDF until 2006. The Type 64 MAT; or KAM-3D was the first Japanese wire guided anti-tank missile; developed during the 50's and entering service in 1964; It was a MCLOS controlled missile with a speed of 85 m/s and effective range of around 350-1800m. It currently remains in service as a mothballed reserve.