Maneuver Combat Vehicle PhaseⅡ Prototype

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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)
◎Chassis 8x8
◎Max Speed:~100km/h?



◎Laser Rangefineder
◎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)

◎Commander:Thermal Imager
◎Gunner:Thermal Imager
◎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.
◎Expected BR:9.3

◎Web Sources
・16式機動戦闘車 - Wikipedia
◎JGSDF Specifications
・GV-Y120003 16式機動戦闘車
・防衛産業委員会特報 290 16式機動戦闘車


Yes! +1

While there isn’t much info on the crew arrangement for these prototypes, this one should be autoloaded with no loader as far as the design goes. The gunner sits on the left side of the commander which is seen in autoloaded Japanese tanks. The reduced volume around the driver and lack of hull add on armor should also mean a lighter vehicle overall, but its hard to say by how much.


estimated speed?