Type 90 (T-ReCS) - Not your average dinosaur

Would you like to see this vehicle in-game?
  • Yes
  • No

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If you voted yes, how would you like to see it be implemented?
  • Tech Tree
  • Premium
  • Squadron
  • Event
  • I don’t want it in any way

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If you voted yes, should T-ReCs be represented with the recon ability?
  • Yes
  • No

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Hey everyone! Today I would like to present to you a specific little known modification of the Type 90 operated by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force!

With the major versions of the Type 90 already being implemented there are some more obscure versions left. today I’m here to pitch to the idea for one of them. The Type 90 with T-ReCs.

History:

TL;DR: A regular Type 90 with Tank Regiment Command and Control system.

There isn’t a lot of history in regards to this modification, mainly due to it being unique to the 2nd Tank Regiment. This modification started being made around 2009 and was first tested during the 玄武2010 excercise. Following this exercise there aren’t a lot of mentions about this system but considering not even all the Type 90’s from the 2nd Tank Regiment ended up with it the result was most likely not too positive.
In 2014 this entire system started to be replaced by the Field Communication System “Yatuu” (野通), the modified Type 90’s still show the external modifications but I can’t really confirm nor deny if they still have the hardware inside, considering the system has been replaced though the hardware would be rather dead weight if it was present.

If anybody has more historical information please let me know as I wasn’t able to dig up a lot sadly enough!


You can see the antenna on the turret behind the gunner’s sight.

In-Game:

This part will be a bit more interesting, considering it’s Command and Control system I propose adding this Type 90 modification and giving it the reconnaissance ability ingame. Due to it’s relative identical abilities otherwise and with the lack of a squadron vehicle at this BR when compared to other nations I would say that adding it like this would solve this gap in a rather unique way.
If there is a need to further differentiate this Type 90 with the regular one, this can also be solved in the same way that the Leopard 2A4 from the 123rd Panzer Battalion was, by giving it a camo net as is shown below


Or even more unique (comparatively) the winter version
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Specifications:

General characteristics:

  • Crew: 3 (Driver, Gunner, Commander)
  • Length: 9.755 m
  • Width: 3.33 m
  • Height: 2.335 m
  • Empty weight: 48,800~ kg
  • Normal weight: 50,200~ kg
  • Powerplant: Mitsubishi 10ZG 10-cylinder 1,500 hp @ 2,400 rpm
  • Transmission: Mitsubishi MT1500 automatic transmission
  • Suspension: Hybrid Hydropneumatic & Torsion Bar
  • Armor: Identical to the currently implemented Type 90

Performance:

  • Maximum speed: 73 km/h
  • Reverse speed: 34 km/h
  • Operational range: 350 km
  • Power/Weight: 30 hp/t~

Standard Armament:

  • 1x JSW 120-mm TKG cannon
  • 1x Type 74 7.62-mm machine gun
  • 1x 12.7-mm M2HB machine gun

Ammunition:

  • JM33 APFSDS
  • JM12A1 HEAT-FS

Other:

  • 8x 66-mm smoke grenade launchers
  • 1x Autoloader
  • Optional camo netting

This modification in the wild:

Video

https://youtu.be/6LrGzAApB0E?t=88

Additional pictures:

Pictures


Sources:

Source

http://web.archive.org/web/20030514151153fw_/http://jda-clearing.jda.go.jp/kunrei/i_fd/iz1990d9003.html

https://blog.goo.ne.jp/harunakurama/e/6d76eacf32160d62db670183693c951b
https://w.atwiki.jp/jp-summons/pages/572.html
https://twitter.com/belka_works/status/1405507579220873219
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/90%E5%BC%8F%E6%88%A6%E8%BB%8A
https://dualmoon.hatenablog.com/entry/2016/06/26/050005
https://twitter.com/JGSDF_NA_2D/status/1580031754152321025
https://twitter.com/JGSDF_NA_2D/status/1514439046830833672

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+1, Japan is definitely needing of more vehicles.

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I definitely choose squadron it would fit well there hopefully with added camo netting. And having scouting on an MBT would certainly be very interesting. +1

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+1 more MBTs the merrier!

+1

Always +1 for more Japanese vehicles. At this point, every nation should get a 10.0-10.3 premium Main Battle Tank if it is possible, it would be analogous to German Leopard 2A4, American KVT etc…

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I voted no for Recon ability since this one should be available for other kinds of vehicles that are supposed to be in support role, not MBTs.
But I would love to see another Type-90 vehicle in-game!

+1
I can see this as a Premium mostly, also as a squadron. Will lean towards premium though so players have something to grind with.

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Suggestion passed to the developers for consideration.

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