Japan Ground Self Defense Force Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle.
On the Cutting Edge
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force units began receiving the eight-wheel Type 16 Maneuver Combat Vehicle in 2017; it is expected to form a central part of the Rapid Deployment Regiments called for in a mobile Japanese defense policy. It certainly fits the bill, with a top speed of 100km/h thanks to a 570hp engine, and can utilize public highways as well as being airlifted. The distinctively modern turret is equipped with spaced armor and a domestically designed L/52 105mm rifled gun, working in conjunction with an advanced fire control system.
About the Model
?This is a 1/35 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 241mm, width: 85mm.
?This accurate rendering of the Type 16 is based on extensive research of the actual vehicle.
?Authentically captures the modern silhouette with 105mm gun.
?Features crisp molding on fine details such as non-slip surface textures.
?Rubber tires have highly realistic tread pattern.
?An accurate depiction of the complex suspension features steerable front two axles moving in unison.
?Clear parts are used for lenses, periscope and more.
?Two torso figures recreate commander and gunner.
?Four marking options include the Armored Division at JGSDF Fuji School.