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Type 82 Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle


Type "A" Version


Country of Origin/Used by: Japan
First Produced/Service Dates: Type "A" = 1987?
Type "B" = 1999?
Manufactured by: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Crew: 4
Armament: (1) 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun
Engine: 10 Cylinder Turbo-Diesel
Miscellaneous Info:

The Chemical Reconnaissnace Vehicle (CRV) serves the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force's by detecting Nuclear and Chemical agents.  It is NOT designed to detect Biological Agents. The CRV was built in two versions, "Type A" and "Type B". The key recognition feature between the two versions is that the earlier Type A vehicles have the Anemometer (wind measuring device) mounted on the hull, whereas the Type B vehicles have retractable sensors instead.  A total of approximately 47 vehicles were produced before being replaced by a new 8-wheeled NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle in 2012. The CRV is the only official variant of the Type 82 Command and Communications Vehicle.  However, the Komatsu Type 87 Reconnaissance and Patrol Vehicle shares many of the same systems and components with both vehicles. 

Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
Type 82 Command and Communications Vehicle Photos Japanese Ground Self Defense Force
Type 82 Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle "Type A" Photo (Above)  "LOS688" via Wikimedia Commons

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
Type 82 Chemical Reconnassaince Vehicle Information and Photos Deagal.Com


Reference Author
Jane's Tank Recognition Guide (2nd Edition) Christopher F. Foss
JGSDF: Vehicles of the Modern Japanese Army (7021) (Tankograd Publishing) Koji Miyake & Gordon Arthur

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
Type 82 NBC Detection Vehicle Model Kit (G-04) Pit-Road 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic with Photo-Etch Details.
JGSDF Type 82 NBC Detection Vehicle Model Kit (00330) Trumpeter 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
Accessory/Detail Set Manufacturer Scale Other Information
JGSDF Type 82 NBC Detection Vehicle Detail Set (35811) Eduard 1/35 Photo-Etch Details; For Trumpeter Kit.
Type 82 NBC Detection Detail Set (PE35082) Lion Roar 1/35 Photo-Etch Details; For Pit-Road and Trumpeter Kits.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider