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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 called Practical Test Vehicle, and was built for practical testing, the next step after the prototype stage.
Features include a uniquely shaped turret side module, space for 2~4 infantrymen in the rear of the vehicle hull, a large hatch (the ammunition box in the rear of the vehicle hull cannot be used), and a turret rear basket similar to those equipped on Type 16 production(C4 lot and later).
Remote weapon station is available.
◎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)
◎8x 76mm Smoke Granades
◎2x 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
◎This is the only Type16 that can use RWS, and the addition of this distinctive and cool looking vehicle will be very interesting.