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The Type16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle was developed as a wheeled fighting vehicle with the mobility, firepower, protection, and command and control functions necessary for short deployment and leading combat missions in island combat and guerrilla response, and was equipped in 2016.
The main gun is a JSW modified version of the British 105mm L7 gun with reduced recoil.With its 570 hp 4VA engine, it can reach a top speed of 100 km/h. Its light weight of 26 tons allows it to be transported by air on a C-2 transport plane.
This vehicle was built in Prototype Phase II(2010-2011), and the one proposed here is a combination of Hull #2 and Turret #2(manned).
This prototype is the only Type16 prototype with a rear engine arrangement
The gunner’s sights and the commander’s sights are from a Type10 tank.
There is very little information on this vehicle, so I am referring to other Type16.
防衛産業委員会特報 290 16式機動戦闘車
◎Maneuver Combat Vehicle
◎Main gun:L52 105mm Rifled Gun
◎Coaxial machine gun:Type 74 7.62mm machine gun
◎machine gun:M2HB 12.7mm machine gun
◎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
◎Transmission:Planetary gear automatic transmission with torque converter? - forward 6 speed. Rearward 1 speed(in game forward 12 speed. Rearward 2)
◎4x AN/AVR-2 Laser Warning Receiver?
◎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 sight (4x-13.3x-26.7x)
◎Driver: Thermal Imager?
◎The rear engine prototype is more interesting than any Type 16 prototype and I look forward to the day we see it in the game.