Common Tactical Wheeled Vehicle - RCV:Successor to 87RCV

[Should the Reconnaissance and Combat Vehicle be added to War Thunder?]
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The Common Tactical Wheeled Vehicle [Reconnaissance and Combat Vehicle] is a vehicle that is being studied to replace the Type 87 Reconnaissance and Warning Vehicle, which was formalized in 1987.
It is referred to as the Reconnaissance and Combat Vehicle (RCV) in the following.
The RCV has its roots in an 8x8 armored vehicle developed by Mitsubishi called the MAV.
Six derivatives of the Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle (16MCV), built on the MAV, were planned. These were called the Common Tactical Armored Vehicle, and included the Infantry Combat Vehicle (ICV), Reconnaissance Combat Vehicle (RCV), Maneuver Morter Combat Veheicle (MMCV), Mobile Armored Vehicle (MPV), Medevac (MEV), and Mobile Combat Command Vehicle (CV), all but the ICV, RCV and MMCV were discontinued (The MPV,MEV,CV was incorporated into the next armored car project and fought the Patria AMV. And the Patria AMV was adopted.)(MEV and CV were not manufactured)
The main gun is the 30mm Mk.44 Bushmaster II, and the coaxial machine gun is the 7.62mm Mk.52 chain gun.
Unlike ICVs, RCVs are manned turrets and Commander . Gunner in the turret, . Driver .observer. scout is located in the hull.
The RCV is equipped with eight 76mm smoke cartridges and has two laser warning receivers (LWS) for 180° forward coverage.
The vehicle is currently undergoing testing, but if adopted, it will be deployed in reconnaissance combat battalions throughout Japan and contribute to Japan’s national defense capabilities.
◎Reconnaissance and Combat Vehicle


◎Main gun: 30mm Mk.44 Bushmaster II 200rds/min
・Ammunition[Mk 268 APFSDS-T/Mk 266 HEI-T/MK 239 TP-T]
・Modes of Fire[Automatic/Burst/Single]
◎Coaxial machine gun: 7.62mm Mk.52 Bushmaster 500-600rds/min

◎Engine: Mitsubishi 4VA 570hp-4-cycle water-cooled diesel engine
・Size: length 1.16m, width 0.89m, height 0.88m
・Dry weight: 1240kg
・Displacement: 11.3 liters


The 4VA engine mounted on the Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle is a water-cooled in-line 4-cylinder engine, which was developed in-house by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. to accommodate the low silhouette of the Combat vehicle, adopting a design in which the cylinder is tilted 45° to suppress the overall height of the engine, similar to the Type 10 tank 8VA engine, a 90° V-type engine. In developing the engine, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. In developing the engine, many components, such as the cylinder head and piston, were shared with the Type 10 8VA engine to reduce acquisition, supply, and maintenance costs, and to ensure a stable supply over a long period of time without model changes, thereby reducing life cycle costs.
The engine is a device for generating power that is the source of mobility of a combat vehicle, and the Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle required a compact, lightweight, high-power engine with high power density to meet the strategic mobility performance and battlefield mobility performance requirements. To meet these requirements, the Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle engine (4VA engine) employs variable technologies (variable nozzle exhaust turbo turbocharger and electronically controlled unit injector) to achieve both high speed and low to medium speed engine performance, a technical challenge associated with high power density.
The 4VA engine uses a variable nozzle exhaust turbocharger with a variable turbine nozzle, which enables the turbine nozzle opening to be changed according to the engine speed. The variable nozzle exhaust turbocharger enables the nozzle to be closed at low engine speeds where exhaust gas flow is low and opened at high engine speeds where exhaust gas flow is high, thereby improving power output (low-speed torque) in the mid-low speed range and fuel economy in the high speed range without discarding engine exhaust energy.4VA.png.9ed520b735b1e4eed2ea0ce42c9c4d82 1655540241_8VA4VA.png.9ef170dcbcccefc7f5 pr6.png.22b522309000412071d5225e6d2654d5

◎Transmission:Planetary gear automatic transmission with torque converter - forward 6 speed. Rearward 1 speed
◎Chassis 8x8
◎Max Speed:~100km/h

◎Height:2870mm (excluding reconnaissance mast)


◎8x 76mm Smoke Granades
◎Laser Rangefineder
◎2x AN/AVR-2 Laser Warning Receiver
◎Telescopic mast for reconnaissance
・Capable of 360° full circumferential rotation
・Camera elevation angle -20° to 30°
・Laser Rangefineder
・Multiple targets can be locked at the same time
・HFOV ≦1.7°~8.0°≦

◎It is possible to lock on to a target and automatically take deviation
◎Digital zoom available
◎Multiple targets can be locked at the same time
◎Magnification of the gunner sights is unknown, but if the magnification is the same as the Type16, it would be 4x-13.3x, or 26.7x if a digital zoom is used

◎Equipment can be operated even when the engine is stopped.

◎Equivalent protection to 16MCV

◎Driver: Thermal Imager
◎Gunner:Thermal Imager
◎Commander:N/A(Can display the same screen as the gunner`s and observer’s)(Can be fired using gunner’s and observer’s sights)
◎Observer: Thermal Imager
◎Scout: N/A

◎With good mobility, firepower, and high reconnaissance capabilities, the this vehicle would be a very interesting addition to the game.
◎Expected BR:9.0

◎Web Sources
「砲塔付き!?」御殿場で発見! 陸上自衛隊の新型戦闘車両 採用はもうすぐ? | 乗りものニュース式機動戦闘車
三菱重工、ユーロサトリで新型装輪装甲車を発表 -
日本版「緑の悪魔」に? 北欧製に決定した次期装輪装甲車 日本の産業救う可能性も | 乗りものニュース
◎JGSDF Specifications
・GRD-Z000745 共通戦術装輪車(歩兵戦闘型及び偵察戦闘型)
・GRD-Z000736 監視装置(共通戦術装輪車試験用)
・GRD-Z000735 機関砲(共通戦術装輪車試験用)
・GV-Y120003C 16式機動戦闘車
・防衛産業委員会特報 290 16式機動戦闘車


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I am not good at English. Please contact me if there are any corrections that need to be made.

@Yontzee I took his implementation suggestions into consideration.thank you!

Moved from old forum


yes! +1

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