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Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle


Specifications

Country of Origin/Used by: Japan
First Produced/Service Dates: 2008: First Prototype Vehicles; 2016: In Production.
Manufactured by: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Crew: 4
Armament: Turret: (1) 105mm Cannon; Co-Axial: (1) 7.62mm Machine Gun; Roof Mounted: (1) 12.7mm HMG
Engine: 570hp Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info:

The Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle (MCV) was designed by the Japanese Ministry of Defense-Technical Research and Development Institute.  The MCV was developed as a lightweight, highly mobile tank destroyer which could replace some of the Main Battle Tanks of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.  The MCV is air-transportable and can be landed on shore via amphibious support craft.

There are some indications that there could be further vehicle types created using the MCV’s chassis; specifically an armored personnel carrier.  However, this information has not yet been confirmed.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

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Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle Photos Japanese Ground Self Defense Force

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Online

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Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle Information Military Factory.Com
Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle Information and Photos Military-Today.Com

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Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
JGSDF Maneuver Combat Vehicle (Prototype) Model Kit (010174) Aoshima 1/72 Injection Molded Plastic.
JGSDF Maneuver Combat Vehicle (Test Type) Model Kit (42377) Kaiyodo 1/35 Resin.
Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle Model Kit (35361) Tamiya 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
       
Aftermarket Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Type 16 MCV Sagged Wheel Set (DW35107) DEF Model 1/35 Resin; For the Tamiya Kit
Type 16 MCV Muzzle Brake (P35-141) Passion Models 1/35 Brass; Includes the muzzle brake only. For the Tamiya Kit.
Type 16 MCV Metal Gun Barrel (12686) Tamiya 1/35 Aluminum; For the Tamiya Kit.
JGSDF Type16 MCV L/52 105mm Rifled Gun Barrel (VBS0527) Voyager Model 1/35 Aluminum; For the Tamiya Kit

Model Photos

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