Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck armed with Type 79 Jyu-MAT

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Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck armed with Type 79 Jyu-MAT
The Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck armed with Type 79 Jyu-MAT is a Japanese off-road vehicle armed with anti-tank missile launchers known from the Type 89 IFV.
Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck
The Mitsubishi Type 73 was created to standardize the production of Jeep J3 cars, which were not strictly produced for the JSDF, but as off-road vehicles for various services. Mitsubishi was commissioned to develop a unified variant for the JSDF, and so in 1973 the TYPE 73 light truck was created, which was based on the previous design (Jeep J3).The Type 73 car was in production until 1997, when it was replaced by a new off-road vehicle of the same name.

Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck



Type 79 Jyu-MAT
The Type 79 anti-tank missile was designed to replace the Type 64 shells. Development work lasted from 1964 to 1979. Initially, the missile was introduced mainly to coastal defense units.The Type 79 anti-tank shells found their way into the Type 89 IFV, which is well known to Japanese Br 9.0 players.

Type 79 Jyu-MAT


Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck armed with Type 79 Jyu-MAT
The Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck armed with Type 79 Jyu-MAT was created as a classic field modification aimed at increasing the mobility of the Type 79 Jyu-MAT system. It is operated by 3 people: driver, commander and gunner. Often, however, there are only 2 crew members. The amount of ammunition is not known, but comparing the photos with the ammunition vehicle, it can be assumed that in addition to the missile, two or three are carried on the floor of the vehicle at the rear.

Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck armed with Type 79 Jyu-MAT




Vehicle with additional Type 79 ammunition


1/4 t trailer with additional ammunition for the Type 79
It is a special trailer 1/4 t that is used to carry an additional 5 Type 79 missiles.

Ammunition trailer



Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck

  • Length: 3,750 mm
  • Width: 1,650 mm
  • Height: 1,950 mm
  • Gross Weight: 1,450 kg
  • Top speed: 100km/h
  • Crew: 2 people or 3 people
  • Engine: Water-cooled 4-stroke 4-cylinder diesel engine 94 hp
  • Producer: Mitsubishi Motors
  • Amunition: 1 x Type 79 on the launcher , 3 x Type 79 stocks (?)

Type 79 Jyu-MAT

  • Length: 1.5 m
  • Diameter: 153 mm
  • Weight: 33 kg missile
  • Head weight: 4.2 kg
  • Types of warhead: HEAT, HE
  • Maximum range: 4 km
  • Speed: 200 m/s
  • Guidance method: Wire guided SACLOS
  • Manufacture: Kawasaki Heavy Industries

1/4 t trailer

  • Length: 1,835 mm (Internal loading platform) 1,850 mm (Without towbar) 2,850 mm (with towbar)
  • Width: 1,168 mm (Internal loading platform) 1,170 mm (width without mudguards) 1,760 mm (full width)
  • Height: 456mm (Internal loading platform) 1,120 mm (Full Height)
  • Gross Weight: 250kg
  • Payload: 250kg ( 5 x Type 79 anti-tank shells)
  • Producer: Soshin Co., Ltd. (formerly: Chiyoda Motor Industry Co., Ltd.)

Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck armed with Type 79 Jyu-MAT with an additional 1/4t trailer would be a very useful tank destroyer for Japan. It would be a very interesting glass cannon (no armor) that could inflict heavy losses on enemies (9 Type 79 shells). I encourage you to discuss in the comments and share your own knowledge on this topic.
Finally, I apologize for the linguistic and logical errors because unfortunately English is not my main language and I had to use google translator.


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This could be very, very funny honestly. +1

Unfortunately, this vehicle is only for transportation. The Type 79 is not capable of being fired from within the Type 73; it must be deployed outside of the vehicle to shoot. We have discussed this vehicle in the past, which is why it has never been suggested before.

It requires two light trucks to carry the parts and then assemble them at a designated location.

Don’t mind the self-defense force humor.